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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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GARCIA, Mauricio et al. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: a case report and review of the literature. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.41-45. ISSN 0123-9015.

Sarcomas Sarcomas originating in the walls of the large vessels are tumors of unusual presentation. Leiomyosarcoma of the vena cava is a complex disease that needs to be managed by a multidisciplinary team. Its management is surgical. Little is known of their oncologic results. We report the case of a 56 year-old patient, diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava, including her evaluation, surgical management, and short-term follow-up. An updated review of the literature is presented, along with an evaluation of the pathophysiology and the need for reconstruction of the inferior vena cava.

Keywords : Retroperitoneal Neoplasms; Venae Cavae; Sarcoma.

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