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Diagnostically challenging tumour in a great vessel: leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava
  1. J S You1,
  2. Y E Chung2,
  3. S Park1,
  4. S P Chung3,
  5. J W Park4
  1. 1
    Ulsan Fire Department Headquarters, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
  2. 2
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  3. 3
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  4. 4
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Republic of Korea
  1. Dr J W Park, Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, 212 Myeongseo-Dong, Changwon 641–560, Republic of Korea; erman{at}naver.com

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A 32-year-old women had a 2-week history of abdominal pain with vomiting. She had direct tenderness in the right upper quadrant and epigastric area. There was an ambiguous, non-pulsatile mass.

Although tumour in the great vessels is rare, the inferior vena cava (IVC) is the most common site of origin. Symptoms include vomiting, leg …

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