Title

Strategy for management of retroperitoneal tumors with caval tumor thrombus

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-1-2011

Journal

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Volume

46

Issue

11

DOI

10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.06.041

Keywords

Intracaval tumor extension; Retroperitoneal tumors

Abstract

The surgical management of retroperitoneal tumors extending into the inferior vena cava (IVC) can be challenging. Although Wilms' tumor is the most common retroperitoneal tumor extending into the IVC, one must approach these tumors systematically as other diagnoses are possible. We present 4 consecutive cases of retroperitoneal tumors with IVC extension as a basis for a management strategy in approaching these patients. Despite similar presentations, these cases illustrate the nuances in surgical management and need for multidisciplinary care with the pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, and pediatric cardiac surgeons. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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