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Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the lung: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12962431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. However, primary MFH of the lung is rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of an 86-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaint of exertional dyspnea and poor appetite. Chest roentgenography revealed a 9 x 15 cm, pleural-based opacity in the left lower lobe. Chest computerized tomography disclosed a well-defined mass with heterogeneous density in the left lower lung field. The diagnosis of MFH was confirmed by thoracoscopic lung biopsy and pathologic examination. Supportive care was given because of extreme old age and poor performance status (the patient's Karnofsky performance status was 30). The patient died from respiratory failure 2 months later.
Chuan-Sheng Wang; Kun-Bow Tsai; Jong-Rung Tsai; Chau-Chyun Sheu; Jen-Yu Hung; Te-Hung Hsu; Ming-Shyan Huang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1607-551X     ISO Abbreviation:  Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-09-26     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960562     Medline TA:  Kaohsiung J Med Sci     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Chest Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / diagnosis,  pathology,  therapy*
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  therapy*

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