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Invasive fibrous tumor

Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 8 February 2013, last major update October 2012
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● 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

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