Invasive fibrous tumor

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 13 November 2017, last major update October 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Invasive fibrous tumor. website. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Invasive tracheal neoplasm of proliferating fibroblasts with moderate nuclear pleomorphism and low mitotic activity; some similarities to inflammatory pseudotumor of lung, fibrous histiocytoma, fibromatosis (Hum Pathol 1989;20:180)
  • Unclear if distinct from solitary fibrous tumor, which may invade trachea from mediastinum (Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004;52:110)
  • Tumors invade to or between plates of cartilage
  • May recur but do not metastasize