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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 650

Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava: Case series of four patients


Department of Radiotherapy, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Rakesh Kapoor
Department of Radiation Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.138029

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Primary vascular leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare tumor accounting for 2% of all LMSs, with the most common site being inferior vena cava (IVC). Overall prognosis is poor, with median survival of 2 years only. We present four cases diagnosed with LMS of IVC, treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The diagnosis was made based on imaging, intra-operative details and histopathology report and after excluding primary LMS arising from other retroperitoneal structures.


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