One-Stage Surgical Removal of Intravenous Leiomyomatosis with Right Heart Extension is Safe


  • Qiang Li
  • Jie Ma
  • Bin Hao
  • Xintao Pi
  • Hao Li



Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare smooth muscle tumor. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with both intravenous and intracardiac extension of leiomyomatosis who underwent 3 operations within 9 years. During the last admission, she underwent a successful single-stage surgical approach while under cardiopulmonary bypass with circulatory arrest. A postoperative histopathologic examination of the resected specimen confirmed the diagnosis.


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Li, Q., Ma, J., Hao, B., Pi, X., & Li, H. (2011). One-Stage Surgical Removal of Intravenous Leiomyomatosis with Right Heart Extension is Safe. The Heart Surgery Forum, 14(3), E192-E194.