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A Journal on Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782


Chirurgia 2011 December;24(6):341-3


Renal vein leiomyosarcoma: a case report

Sala-Almonacil V., Plaza-Martinez A., Gomez-Palones F., Ortiz-Monzon E.

Angiology, Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain

Renal vein is a strange location for primary vein leiomyosarcoma to be originated from, having been reported only thirty-three cases in the worldwide literature. Another case in a 74-years-old male, who presented intermittent left renal fosa pain, is reported here. Computed Tomography showed a left para-renal low-density solid mass near left kidney hilum arising from its renal vein. Radical nephrectomy and en-bloc tumoral excision were performed. Histopathological study of the specimen revealed a primary renal vein leiomyosarcoma. Neither chemotherapy nor radiotherapy was used on this patient. After a 72 months follow-up there was no signal of local recurrence of the disease or metastases, although the size of the tumor was > 3 cm and moderate-high mitotic activity was assessed. After literature review we conclude that long-term survival can be achieved after free-margin tumor resection.

language: English


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