Pregnant Woman Presenting with a Gross Retroperitoneal Mass: Surgical Treatment with Caval Replacement

Roberto Bertini, Nazareno Suardi, Enrico M. Marone, Marco Roscigno, Giovanni Petralia, Elena Strada, Andrea Cestari, Gianluigi Arrigoni, Giorgio Guazzoni, Francesco Montorsi, Roberto Chiesa, Patrizio Rigatti

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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman in the twenty-fifth week of pregnancy presented with a gross retroperitoneal mass. At the end of the pregnancy, the patient was submitted to surgery, and the gross infiltration of the inferior vena cava wall required the resection of the vena cava with its prosthetic substitution. The histopathological examination demonstrated the presence of a leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava. An electronic video supplement showing the most important intraoperative passages is available online at doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2008.06.074.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-680
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Urology
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Inferior vena cava
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Surgical therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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