Surgical management of intravenous leiomyoma with cardiac extension. Do we need total circulatory arrest?

Senay S. , Kaya U., Cagil H., Demirkiran F., Alhan C.

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, vol.55, no.5, pp.322-323, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-964953
  • Title of Journal : Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
  • Page Numbers: pp.322-323


Intravenous leiomyoma of the uterus is a histologically benign, smooth-muscle tumor and may extend through the inferior vena cava into the right atrium. Surgical treatment is mandatory and single-stage resection of the tumor has gained wide acceptance as a safe and easy procedure. We describe a single-stage surgical procedure for an intravenous leiomyoma extending to the right atrium diagnosed in a routine control after myomectomy.