Leiomyosarcoma of the splenic vein.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Leiomyosarcomas are smooth muscle-derived tumors generally found intra-abdominally in the retoperitoneum, mesentery, or omentum. Only approximately 5% of these tumors originate from vessel wall smooth muscle. Those derived from the splenic vein are exceedingly rare, with only one previously published case in the literature. We present a second case of leiomyosarcoma of the splenic vein in a 58-year-old woman with 2 months of epigastric pain. A distal pancreatectomy was performed to include the tumor found centered in the splenic vein at the splenic and portal vein confluence and growing into the pancreas in the body on the posterior aspect. A saphenous vein patch was used for reconstruction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gage, MJ; Newman, E; Maldonado, TS; Hajdu, CH

Published Date

  • May 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1485 - 1487

PubMed ID

  • 22051866

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6809

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.09.053


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States