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Int J Clin Exp Med. 2014 Aug 15;7(8):2365-8. eCollection 2014.

Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma confirmed by catheter suction biopsy during digital subtraction angiography.

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1
Department of Interventional Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College Jiangsu Province, China.
2
Department of Pathology, VA San Diego Healthcare System San Diego California, USA.

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma of vascular origin is a rare disease and most cases arise in the inferior vena cava. Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma (IVCLMS) usually presents in females in their sixth decade of life. The clinical symptoms are often non-specific and the diagnosis is often delayed. Current imaging techniques can accurately differentiate inferior vena cava neoplasms from other non-neoplastic lesions. However, definitive diagnosis of IVCLMS needs histologic evidence. We report a case of IVCLMS in a 61-year old Chinese woman. This is the first IVCLMS case confirmed by catheter suction biopsy during digital subtraction angiography.

KEYWORDS:

Leiomyosarcoma; catheter suction; digital subtraction angiography; inferior vena cava

PMID:
25232438
PMCID:
PMC4161598

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