Original communication| Volume 4, ISSUE 5, P663-672, November 1938

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Tumors of the kidney which invade the inferior vena cava

A report of seven cases
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      Edema, ascites, and engorgement of the collateral superficial circulation, which would indicate the presence of obstruction of the inferior vena cava, were present in only 2 of the 7 cases. Extension of the tumor thrombus into the right auricle occurred in 2 cases. Thrombosis of the hepatic veins and metastatic involvement of the liver with impaired liver function occurred in 1 case.
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