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Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma in an octogenerian
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2019 Aug;23(3):274-7
Published online August 31, 2019;
Copyright © 2019 Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery.

Sudharsan Madhavan, Sameer P Junnarkar, Nicholas Wee Chong Koh, and Vishalkumar G Shelat

Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Received July 10, 2018; Revised November 7, 2018; Accepted November 15, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma (LM) is a rare malignancy of mesenchymal origin with an incidence of 1/100,000. We present an 82-year-old lady with a past history of open cholecystectomy who presented with a large indeterminate mass on abdominal imaging. Open resection of the mass was performed and histology with immunohistochemical staining revealed leiomyosarcoma. She received adjuvant radiotherapy and remained disease free 4 years after.
Keywords : Inferior vena cava; Leiomyosarcoma; Octogenerian; Sarcoma; Vascular tumour


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