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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2015, Article ID 381276, 5 pages
Case Report

Primary Pulmonary Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33606, USA

Received 11 November 2014; Revised 24 February 2015; Accepted 25 February 2015

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2015 Devin P. Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is one of the most common adult soft tissue sarcomas. MFH is very aggressive and is most often found in the extremities and the retroperitoneum, but it can manifest at other sites. Though the lungs are the most common sites of metastasis, they rarely present there as a primary tumor. Our report describes a rare case of a primary MFH tumor in the lung. Careful diagnostic procedure should be followed to ensure the tumor does not have extrapulmonary origins. Though MFH is highly invasive and deadly, surgical excision of the tumor has been shown to be successful.