Leiomyomatosis metastatic to the tricuspid valve complicated by pelvic hemorrhage

Nundhini Thukkani, P. S. Ravichandran, Asish Das, Matthew S. Slater

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Metastatic leiomyomatosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening tumor of smooth muscle cells. Leiomyomas originate predominantly in the uterus and can spread to the lung and, rarely, the heart. We present a case of a 36-year-old woman with known pelvic leiomyomatosis with metastasis to the tricuspid valve. Tricuspid valve replacement was complicated by retroperitoneal hemorrhage from residual pelvic tumor. This potentially catastrophic occurrence should be considered when undertaking resection of intracardiac leiomyomatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-709
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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