ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Diagnosis and management of inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma: review of the literature with a case presentation
Mete Hıdıroğlu1, Aslıhan Küçüker1, Ayşegül Kunt1, Levent Çetin1, Ziya Akbulut2, Kemal Erdoğan1, Mecit Gökçimen1, Erol Şener1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Department of Urology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7649
Inferior vena cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma is a rare clinical entity. The best treatment for this rare tumor is complete surgical resection of the tumor and consequently resection of IVC leading to the need for venous reconstruction. Ligation of IVC after resection or reconstruction including primary repair, patch repair or tube grafting with synthetic or biological materials are available. As the current knowledge of IVC sarcomas is based primarily on case reports and small case series, it is of utmost importance to report individual cases. In this article, we report a 69-yearold female with IVC leiomyosarcoma who underwent reconstruction with a Dacron tube graft in the light of clinical characteristics of the disease from diagnosis to treatment along with a detailed review of the literature data.
Keywords : Inferior vena cava; leiomyosarcoma; vascular tumor
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