Venous Tumors | Treatment | MedStar Health

Expert care for rare tumors of the blood vessels

A venous tumor is one that appears on or in a vein. These tumors typically spread to the veins from cancer that begins elsewhere in the body, such as the kidneys or the uterus. It’s rare for these tumors to start in a vein.

Venous tumors may need to be removed surgically in order to keep them from blocking blood flow and spreading further. The doctors in our Vascular and Endovascular Program  known for their expertise in vascular care, and they treat even the most complex of these disorders.

Tests

Your doctor will recommend one or more imaging tests to confirm a diagnosis of a venous tumor and determine where it’s located.

Computed tomography (CT) scan

The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.

Fluoroscopy

A fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses a continuous X-ray beam passed through the body to create real-time, moving images of your internal structures.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets, and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.

Treatments

Depending on the size and location of your venous tumor, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove it. You also may be a good candidate for chemotherapy or radiation therapy, as well as other possible treatments.

Venous disease treatments

Venous disease treatment may include medications, minimally invasive and surgical procedures to improve blood flow and circulation.

Additional information

Vascular and Endovascular Program

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