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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 0019-509X
Vol. 42, No. 3, 2005, pp. 161-164
Bioline Code: cn05029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2005, pp. 161-164

 en Case Report - Rare thoracic mass lesion - Myofibrobastoma
Sahni Vaibhav, Sunandan Sikdar, Agarwal SatishK, Singh NarinderP, Ganguli Anirban


Mesenchymal soft tissue masses are uncommon tumours of the chest. Myofibroblastoma is a recently described entity consisting of cells with origin from the myoepethelial cell, mostly seen as benign well-circumscribed neoplasms of the breast tissue. Though usually classified as a benign lesion, rarely it can be multifocal and prone to recurrence. We describe below the case of a 26-year-old female who presented with exertional dyspnoea and evidence of a massive mass lesion in the left hemithorax causing mediastinal displacement to the opposite side. On histological and immunophenotypic analysis, a diagnosis of the very rare thoracic myofibroblastoma was made. The incidence, salient features, pathological differential diagnoses and treatment are reviewed.

Mesenchymal tumours, Myofibroblastoma, Pulmonary myofibroblastic tumour

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