Int J Angiol 2007; 16(4): 152-154
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1278272
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Leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava: Resection with vascular reconstruction - case report and review of the literature

Michael G Katz1 , Hagi Dekel1 , Sorin Elias2 , Vladimir Kravtsov3 , Elena Didkovsky3 , Lior Sasson1
  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery;
  • 2Department of Radiology;
  • 3Department of Pathology, E Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel (affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel)
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Publikationsdatum:
27. April 2011 (online)

Abstract

MG Katz, H Dekel, S Elias, V Kravtsov, E Didkovsky, L Sasson. Leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava: Resection with vascular reconstruction - case report and review of the literature. Int J Angiol 2007;16(4):152-154.

The present report describes a case of pedunculated intraluminal leiomyosarcoma of the superior vena cava, extending to the right atrium, that was successfully resected surgically. Superior vena cava reconstruction was performed using bovine pericardial graft, saving the sinus node. The pathological variants of this neoplasm according to the anatomical site of the tumour are described.

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