Strategy for management of retroperitoneal tumors with caval tumor thrombus

Nini Khozeimeh, Pranava Sinha, Jeffrey S. Dome, Philip C. Guzzetta

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2065-2070
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Intracaval tumor extension
  • Retroperitoneal tumors


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