Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Incidental finding

ArticleinArchivos españoles de urología 60(9):1.127-31 · December 2007with6 Reads
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    Abstract

    Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare tumor, clinically silent which often remains undiagnosed for much longer. Imaging methods allow us to detect these entities. We report a single case and perform a bibliographic review.
    58-year-old woman with a 6 cm adrenal mass, which during surgery was found to be a tumor from the wall of the vena cava. We performed complete removal of the mass. Radiotherapy of the surgical area was applied within three months following surgery.
    Two years later, there is no evidence of disease recurrence.
    This is a rare entity, with low prevalence. Complete surgical excision is the gold standard for treatment. Local recurrence is a common finding during follow up.