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Simplified Technique for Excision of Metastasizing Leiomyoma of Suprahepatic Inferior Vena Cava with Intracardiac Extension

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Uterine leiomyoma may metastasize via intravascular to the right heart cavities several years after hysterectomy. The symptoms are usually produced by compression of the tissues beside. We describe a simplified technique for excision of a benign metastasizing leiomyoma of suprahepatic segment of inferior vena cava with intracardiac extension.

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A. Sarraj, P. Alvarez, P. Corbaton and J. Nuche, "Simplified Technique for Excision of Metastasizing Leiomyoma of Suprahepatic Inferior Vena Cava with Intracardiac Extension," Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 87-89. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2012.23017.

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