Case Report

The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 276-279

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea

  • Yukinori SakaoAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School
  • , Shinji TomimitsuAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School
  • , Yuji TakedaAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School
  • , Masafumi NatsuakiAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School
  • , Tsuyoshi ItohAffiliated withDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School

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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 histiocytoma trachea