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Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2016 Apr;50(3):164-7. doi: 10.1177/1538574416637445. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava Confirmed by Aspiration Biopsy With a Catheter During Digital Subtraction Angiography.

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1
Department of Radiology, Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
2
Department of Radiology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey silaulus@hotmail.com.
3
Department of Radiology, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma of the vascular origin is a rare malignant tumor. It originates from the smooth muscle cells of the media with intra- or extraluminal growth, and in most cases it arises in the inferior vena cava. The diagnosis is often delayed because the clinical symptoms of this disease are often nonspecific. Accurate diagnosis of inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma (IVCLMS) needs histologic confirmation. We report a case of IVCLMS histologically confirmed by aspiration biopsy with a catheter during digital subtraction angiography presenting with pulmonary emboli in a 65-year-old man.

KEYWORDS:

aspiration biopsy; digital subtraction angiography; inferior vena cava; leiomyosarcoma

PMID:
27000390
DOI:
10.1177/1538574416637445
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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