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Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 Oct;16(4):464-8.

Fibrohistiocytic tumor of the trachea in a child.

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Department of Pathology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey.


A 10-year-old girl who had been treated for presumed asthma during the previous year, was admitted to our hospital with dyspnea and wheezing. An endotracheal tumor was detected and a tracheal resection was performed. The tumor was diagnosed as a fibrohistiocytic tumor. Biologic behavior of fibrohistiocytic tumors of the trachea is not clear and morphologically similar cases are interpreted as malignant or benign by different authors. However, an analysis of the present case and 11 well documented cases in the literature shows that this tumor must be evaluated as a low-grade malignancy and initial complete tumor resection is necessary.

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