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Renal Cell Carcinoma Invading the Right Ovarian Vein: Multidetector Computed Tomography and Ultrasound Doppler Findings

Ghersin, Eduard MD*; Leiderman, Maxim MD*; Meretik, Shimon MD; Kaftori, Joseph K MD*; Amendola, Marco A MD; Engel, Ahuva MD*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: July-August 2005 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 472-474
doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000164514.31030.d7
Abdominal Imaging: Case Report
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Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and Doppler ultrasound findings of a renal cell carcinoma invading the right ovarian vein are presented. An MDCT study performed for evaluation of macroscopic hematuria showed a heterogeneously enhancing malignant thrombus in the right ovarian vein that was in continuity with inferior vena cava and right renal vein thrombi of identical characteristics. Further investigation with Doppler ultrasound confirmed these findings and showed arterial blood flow of low resistance within the ovarian vein and inferior vena cava thrombi. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of MDCT and Doppler ultrasound findings of a renal cell carcinoma invading the right ovarian vein.

From the *Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; †Department of Urology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; and ‡Department of Radiology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Received for publication January 14, 2005; accepted March 23, 2005.

Reprints: Eduard Ghersin, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 31096 (e-mail: ghersine@hotmail.com).

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.