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International Angiology 2001 December;20(4):345-7

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Intravenous leiomyoma with cardiac involvement

Anichini C., Calamai G., Pedemonte E., Moroni M., Tozzini S., Nesi G.

From the Department of Pathology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy * Cardiac Surgery Unit, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy


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We ­report a case of intra­ve­nous leiom­yo­mat­o­sis (IVL) in a 44-year-old woman, pre­sent­ing with car­di­oth­o­rac­ic clin­i­cal man­i­fes­ta­tions. Such a rare neo­plas­tic con­di­tion most often aris­es from the ute­rine veins. At times it may reach the right cav­ities of the heart and it must be con­sid­ered in the dif­fe­ren­tial diag­no­sis with a car­diac myx­o­ma or a throm­bus.

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