Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: Report of a case


YUZER Y., Zeytunlu M. , MAKAY O. , SOZBILEN M., YUCE G.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.34, ss.370-373, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-003-2706-0
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.370-373

Özet

We report a case of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava, which was successfully treated by surgical en bloc resection and reconstruction of the inferior vena cava, followed by adjuvant radiation therapy. A 39-year-old man presented with nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. Radiologic examinations showed a mass originating from the inferior vena cava and surgical resection was performed. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed a moderately differentiated (grade II) leiomyosarcoma arising from the inferior vena cava. We believe that radical resection with clear surgical margins followed by adjuvant radiation therapy is a good curative strategy for achieving any chance of long-term survival.