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Rivista di Angiologia
Official Journal of the , the International Union of Phlebology and the
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International Angiology 2001 December;20(4):345-7
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
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.