Successful one-stage radical removal of intravenous leiomyomatosis extending to the right ventricle.

Hiroshi Uchida, Yoshihisa Hattori, Kouichi Nakada, Toshihiko Iida

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare tumor originating from the uterus that spreads through vessels. This tumor, while histologically benign, can cause fatal cardiovascular symptoms resulting from growth within the heart cavity. CASE: A 51-year-old woman with chronic hypertension was found to have a murmur. Echocardiogram, magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical evaluation revealed an intravenous leiomyomatosis extending to the right ventricle. The appropriate therapy for intravenous leiomyomatosis is complete resection. In this patient, one-stage cardiotomy with laparotomy resulted in successful radical removal of the tumor. CONCLUSION: Our patient underwent successful radical therapy for an intravenous leiomyomatosis extending to the heart, which involved complete resection of the tumor by one-stage cardiotomy with laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1068-1070
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume103
Issue number5 Pt 2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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