Intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracardiac involvement

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1993 Jul;42(1):37-40. doi: 10.1016/0020-7292(93)90443-z.


Intravenous leiomyomatosis is considered to be a rare neoplastic disease usually arising from uterine fibromyomata, but its true incidence may be under-recognized. Mortalities from this condition are usually the result of intracardiac involvement. A case report of successful treatment of intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracardiac extension is presented, together with a review of the existing literature concerning this rare condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma* / epidemiology
  • Leiomyoma* / secondary
  • Middle Aged
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms* / secondary
  • Vena Cava, Inferior*