A huge metastatic liver tumor from leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: report of a case.

05:50 EDT 2nd July 2015 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "A huge metastatic liver tumor from leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: report of a case."

Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare malignant tumor, and only a few cases of the resection of IVC leiomyosarcomas with synchronous liver metastases have been reported. This report describes a female patient who initially presented with a solitary, huge liver tumor and a retroperitoneal tumor. Following our preoperative diagnosis of primary liver cancer with a retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis, the patient underwent combined resection of both tumors. The surgical findings revealed that the retroperitoneal tumor originated from the IVC wall. The pathological and immunohistochemical findings revealed that both tumors were leiomyosarcomas. Although the liver tumor was much larger than the IVC tumor, we considered that the metastatic liver tumor arose from the IVC leiomyosarcoma. This was an instructive case because the metastatic liver tumor from the IVC leiomyosarcoma was so large as to be mistaken for a primary liver tumor.

Affiliation

Division of Frontier Medical Science, Programs for Biomedical Research, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Surgery today
ISSN: 1436-2813
Pages:

Links

PubMed Articles [12525 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Epinephros metastasis of colorectal cancer complicated by tumor thrombosis of inferior vena cava.

Metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) in an adrenal gland develops in 1.8% of cases (in synchrony or in metachrony) for patients with liver metastatic lesion and aggravates for certain prognosis for l...

Liver Autotransplantation for an Inferior Vena Cava Tumor.

Living-Donor Liver Transplantation for Budd-Chiari Syndrome-Resection and Reconstruction of the Suprahepatic Inferior Vena Cava With the Use of Cadaveric Aortic Allograft: Case Report.

Living-donor liver transplantation with inferior vena cava resection and reconstruction is rarely indicated for Budd-Chiari syndrome. The aim of this case presentation was to present and discuss the i...

Repeated hepatic resection combined with inferior vena cava replacement: Case report and review of literature.

Advanced tumors of the liver involving the inferior vena cava (IVC) have always been considered a contraindication to surgery.

Renal angiomyolipoma with inferior vena cava thrombosis during pregnancy.

The diagnosis of angiomyolipoma with tumor thrombus from the renal vein into the inferior vena cava is rare, especially during pregnancy. We report the case of a 31-year-old pregnant woman who was dia...

Clinical Trials [6724 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Evaluation of Patients With Vena Cava Inferior Thrombosis

The purpose of the study is to evaluate patients with inferior vena cava (IVC)thrombosis in terms of etiology, clinical course and prognosis during long-term follow-up. Patients with isola...

Recovery Filter Study (EVEREST)

This study was designed to assess the safety of retrieval of the Bard Recovery® G2® Filter System. The G2 filter is an FDA-cleared device for inferior vena caval interruption in patients...

Crux Biomedical IVC Filter - Evaluation of the Crux Inferior Vena Cava Filter System (Retrieve)

This is an open label, non-randomized, prospective, multicenter study.

Crux Biomedical Evaluation of the Crux Inferior Vena Cava Filter 4

The purpose of this study is to determine if the Crux Vena Cava Filter System is safe and effective in preventing pulmonary embolism.

Crux Biomedical Evaluation of the Crux Inferior Vena Cava Filter System 3 ("RETRIEVE 3")

The purpose of this study is to determine if the Crux Vena Cava Filter System is safe and effective in preventing pulmonary embolism.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Mechanical devices inserted in the inferior vena cava that prevent the migration of blood clots from deep venous thrombosis of the leg.

Mucocellular carcinoma of the ovary, usually metastatic from the gastrointestinal tract, characterized by areas of mucoid degeneration and the presence of signet-ring-like cells. It accounts for 30%-40% of metastatic cancers to the ovaries and possibly 1%-2% of all malignant ovarian tumors. The lesions may not be discovered until the primary disease is advanced, and most patients die of their disease within a year. In some cases, a primary tumor is not found. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1685)

The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.

Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.

A condition in which the hepatic venous outflow is obstructed anywhere from the small HEPATIC VEINS to the junction of the INFERIOR VENA CAVA and the RIGHT ATRIUM. Usually the blockage is extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.


Advertisement
 

Relevant Topics

Hepatology
Latest News Clinical Trials Research Drugs Reports Corporate
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...

Head and neck cancers
Latest News Clinical Trials Research Drugs Reports Corporate
Cancer can occur in any of the tissues or organs in the head and neck. There are over 30 different places that cancer can develop in the head and neck area. Mouth cancers (oral cancers)  - Mouth cancer can develop on the lip, the tongue, the floor...

Advertisement