Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48(3): 161-163
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-9634
Case Report
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Two Discrete Masses of Leiomyomatosis in a Patient, One Extending to the Right Atrium

A. Taşdelen1 , A. S. Mercan1 , A. Sezgin1 , K. Karapinar2 , A. Yaveri1 , S. Aslamaci1
  • 1Baskent University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara
  • 2SSK Ankara Dis¿kapi Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

Leiomyomatosis extending to the right side of the heart through the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an extremely rare neoplasm. Although it is pathologically classified as a benign neoplastic formation, its growth and recurrence rate makes its extirpation mandatory. In this case report, we describe a 57-year-old woman who presented with leiomyotosis extending from the IVC to the right atrium (RA). This patient had presented with uterine leiomyoma three years previously. The patient died in the operating theatre from hemostatic problems after surgical complications arising from the unexpected presence of a second tumor.


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