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Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: Resection and vascular reconstruction using a dacron graft and an Adam de Weese clip - Three-year follow-up

Vascular Surgery Unit Policlinico Universitario Bari, Bari, Italy.
Annals of Vascular Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.03). 05/2011; 25(4):557.e5-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2010.12.015
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ABSTRACT Leiomyosarcomas are rare malignant tumors that particularly affect women. In 2% of all cases, they involve the veins, and in 60% of the cases affecting veins, an involvement of the inferior vena cava (IVC) has been demonstrated. We report a case of IVC leiomyosarcoma operated by resection and reconstruction with a Dacron bypass and apposition of an Adams-DeWeese IVC filter. The latter procedure has never been reported before in association with a graft applied for this disease. Technical and clinical details are described.

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