Intravenous Leiomyomatosis of Gonadal Vein: A Case Report

Maher Maaita, Susan Thabet, Ehab Al-Rayyan, Abdullah Al-Omari, William Haddadin


Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is defined as a rare benign smooth muscle tumor, which can grow within systemic veins usually iliac veins into inferior vena cava and the right side of the heart; involvement of the gonadal veins is less commonly reported. We present a case with IVL and provide a review of the clinical presentation, pathology and post-operative issues. Operative management aims to completely resect all tumors in the safest manner for the patient.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(11):360-362


IVL; Fibroid; Uterine leiomyoma; Smooth muscle tumor; Ovarian vein

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