The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 276–279

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea

Authors

  • Yukinori Sakao
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical School
  • Shinji Tomimitsu
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical School
  • Yuji Takeda
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical School
  • Masafumi Natsuaki
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical School
  • Tsuyoshi Itoh
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical School
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-005-0041-7

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Sakao, Y., Tomimitsu, S., Takeda, Y. et al. Jpn J Thorac Caridovasc Surg (2005) 53: 276. doi:10.1007/s11748-005-0041-7
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Abstract

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.

Key words

malignant fibrous histiocytomatrachea
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