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Léiomyosarcome de la veine cave inférieure. A propos de trois observations [Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. Three cases].
Helvetica Chirurgica Acta
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
We report three new cases of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava observed between 1985 and 1990. Two of them developed in women and one in a man. The age of the patients were 56, 29 and 57 years. The three tumors have been removed completely. One patient received postoperative radio- and chemotherapy and is well 68 months after excision. One patient developed liver metastasis 18 months after resection despite chemotherapy and died after 3 years. The last one refused postoperative radio- and chemotherapy, developed massive local recurrence and pulmonary metastasis three months postoperatively, and is still alive with disease after 8 months. The diagnostic modalities of these rare tumors as well as the problems created by their surgical resection and the need for a complementary treatment are discussed.
Adult, Combined Modality Therapy, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Leiomyosarcoma/pathology, Leiomyosarcoma/surgery, Male, Middle Aged, Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/pathology, Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/surgery, Soft Tissue Neoplasms/pathology, Soft Tissue Neoplasms/surgery, Vena Cava, Inferior/pathology, Vena Cava, Inferior/surgery
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