IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 32 / Issue 3 / pii/1630980234878-871783533

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report
Leiomyosarcoma of ovarian vein compression as a cause of hydronephrosis
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1 Department of Radiology, Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital
2 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University
3 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(3), 336–338;
Published: 10 June 2011

We present a case of leiomyosarcoma of the right ovarian vein with MRI findings. The patient was a 52-year-old woman who had suffered from right flank pain for one week. Abdominal ultrasound and excretory urography revealed hydronephrosis of the right kidney. Ureteroscopy showed external compression at the right upper third of the ureter. CT and MRI of the abdomen revealed a retroperitoneal mass with compression of the right ureter. The retroperitoneal mass proved on histology to be a leiomyosarcoma arising from the right ovarian vein.
Computed tomography (CT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Ovarian vein
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