Abstract

Splenic Vein Leiomyosarcoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Context Primary venous leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare disease, most commonly affecting the retroperitoneal veins and in particular the inferior vena cava. Five-year survival rate ranges between 33% and 68%. Case Report Complete surgical resection represents the only potentially curative treatment, occasionally achieving long-term survival. LMS of the splenic vein is extremely rare, with only three cases reported in the literature. Conclusion We report a case of primary venous LMS arising from the splenic vein and we briefly review the relevant literature.


Author(s): Damiano Patrono, Luca Molinaro, Elena Mazza, Renato Romagnoli, Mauro Salizzoni

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