Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2004 Jun;47(6):1241-1245.

Intravenous Leiomyomatosis with Intracaval Mass, Intracardiac Extension, and Pulmonary Metastasis: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gospel Hospital, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Chest Surgery, Gospel Hospital, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Sam Sun Hospital, Busan, Korea.


Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) with intracaval mass, cardiac extension, and pulmonary metastasis is rare and it is characterized by nodular masses of smooth muscle proliferation that may extend to variable distances. We experienced a case of the intravenous leiomyomatosis originating from the uterus and extending to the ovarian veins, the iliac veins, the inferior vena cava, the right atrium and the lung. And it was diagnosed from the various preoperative studies and operated successfully through the single-stage approach. So we report it with a brief review of the literature.


Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL); Uterine leiomyoma
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