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Intracaval Leiomyoma with Intracardiac ExtensionFunding None.
The objective of this study was to explain step by step how to achieve a complete resection of an intravascular leiomyoma. A 48-year-old woman was referred to our institution with progressive dyspnea on exertion, lightheadedness, and previous history of total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for a uterine leiomyoma echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the heart and abdomen/pelvis were performed and an intracaval mass with extension into the right heart and pulmonary artery was identified. After multidisciplinary review, a single-stage sternotomy–laparotomy procedure on cardiopulmonary bypass (with beating heart, mild hypothermia, and no deep hypothermic circulatory arrest) ensured complete resection of a giant intravenous leiomyoma (IVL). Multidisciplinary approach, multimodality imaging, and single-stage sternotomy–laparotomy procedure on cardiopulmonary bypass (with heart beating and mild hypothermia) ensure complete resection of IVL.
Keywordsleiomyoma - cardiopulmonary bypass - laparotomy - sternotomy - excision - IVC - thrombosis - resection
Article published online:
05 December 2021
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