Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School, Saga, Japan.
The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 06/2005; 53(5):276-9. DOI: 10.1007/s11748-005-0041-7
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We experienced a rare case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) arising in the trachea. A 24-year-old man with severe dyspnea had a well-defined mass in the cervical trachea on chest X-ray examination. Chest computed tomography showed a 2.0-cm diameter mass originating in the right-posterior wall of the trachea. The tumor occupied over 90% of the lumen. A radical excision of the tumor (tracheal resection) with tracheal plasty was performed. The microscopic diagnosis was MFH. The patient remains well, without evidence of recurrence, 3 months after surgery.

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