Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea

  • Yukinori Sakao
  • Shinji Tomimitsu
  • Yuji Takeda
  • Masafumi Natsuaki
  • Tsuyoshi Itoh
Case Report

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 

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© Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukinori Sakao
    • 1
  • Shinji Tomimitsu
    • 1
  • Yuji Takeda
    • 1
  • Masafumi Natsuaki
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySaga Medical SchoolSagaJapan

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