Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with renal metastasis: An unusual case and diagnostic challenge

  • Garson Chan Western University, Division of Urology, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London
  • Tadeusz Kroczak Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Darrel Drachenberg Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Keywords: leiomyosarcoma

Abstract

Leiomyosarcomas are exceedingly rare malignant tumours with a very poor prognosis. We present a 78-year-old patient with a small renal and paracaval mass. Surgery included right open partial nephrectomy and resection of the paracaval mass to treat the presumed renal cell carcinoma. Pathology revealed the tumour tobe leiomyosarcoma (LMS). This is only the second documented report of an inferior vena cava LMS presenting along with an ipsilateral renal mass.

Author Biography

Tadeusz Kroczak, Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Urology Resident
Published
2014-10-13
How to Cite
Chan, G., Kroczak, T., & Drachenberg, D. (2014). Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with renal metastasis: An unusual case and diagnostic challenge. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 8(9-10), 358-60. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.2119
Section
Case Report