Inferior vena cava thrombosis extension into the right atrium: An unusual case report of renal cell carcinoma

Mara Trifoi, Marc Levine, Andrew Kim, Brandon Eden, Adam Albert

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Inferior vena cava filling defects are common findings on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and accurate determination of pseudo, benign, or malignant thrombus is essential for clinical management. Inferior vena cava thrombosis involvement extending into the right atrium is a rare presentation of renal cell carcinoma. The degree of inferior vena cava and right atrium involvement is critical in determining management and prognosis of patients. Inferior vena cava thrombosis surgical thrombectomy is often a risky procedure due to the intraoperative determination of inferior vena cava thrombosis involvement. Accurate recognition of inferior vena cava thrombosis with right atrial involvement is critical in determining appropriate treatment options and preoperative level of involvement for surgical intervention. This case features a unique presentation of inferior vena cava thrombosis in renal cell carcinoma with right atrial involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAGE Open Medical Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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