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URORADIOLOGY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-80

Gonadal vein tumor thrombosis due to renal cell carcinoma


Department of Radiology, Shohada e Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Mohammad Ali Karimi
Department of Radiology, Shohada e Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.139553

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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) had a tendency to extend into the renal vein and inferior vena cava, while extension into the gonadal vein has been rarely reported. Gonadal vein tumor thrombosis appears as an enhancing filling defect within the dilated gonadal vein anterior to the psoas muscle and shows an enhancement pattern identical to that of the original tumor. The possibility of gonadal vein thrombosis should be kept in mind when looking at an imaging study of patients with RCC


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