Postirradiation malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea

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A 77-yr-old woman presented with a malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the trachea 11 yr after right subtotal thyroidectomy and delivery of 5,400 rads to the neck for infiltrating papillary thyroid carcinoma. The tumor developed in the irradiated area. Postirradiation MFH tends to occur in subcutaneous tissues, and is rare in lung parenchyma or airways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-762
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987


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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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