A.B. El Zawawi, S.M. Ashraf, M.N. Hoda
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A . J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 1. January 1984:83-84
Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare condition and is usually fatal. Symptoms vary depending on the site of the lesion and whether the growth is mainly intra-luminal or extra-luminal. Obstruction of the lower part causes oedema of the lower limbs. Higher up it would present with features of Budd-Chiari Syndrome. Lesions where the growth is mainly extra-luminal present with vague symptoms of pain, loss of weight and later a mass.
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment.
Keywords: Leiomyosarcoma of the Inferior Vena Cava (A Case Report)