Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 36-39  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.36
Long-Term Survival after Wide Resection of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Chest Wall
Jin Won Shin, M.D.1, Yong Jin Chang, M.D.1, Deog Gon Cho, M.D.1, Si Young Choi, M.D.2
1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea
Corresponding author: Si Young Choi, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 180 Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02559, Korea
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Received: August 9, 2018; Revised: September 20, 2018; Accepted: September 27, 2018.; Published online: February 5, 2019.
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Abstract
Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the chest wall is extremely rare and is characterized by aggressive features, including a high incidence of local recurrence and distant metastasis. Surgical resection of the chest wall is the primary modality of management. However, surgical treatment is not generally recommended in patients with evidence of distant metastasis. Here, we present a case of chest wall MFH along with a schwannoma mimicking distant metastasis in the right upper arm. The patient was treated by radical en bloc resection and survived for more than 9 years without recurrence.
Keywords: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, Chest wall tumor, Neurilemmoma, Positron-emission tomography


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