A case of fibrous histiocytoma of the trachea in an infant treated by endobronchial ND:YAG laser

Lung Cancer. 2007 Jul;57(1):112-4. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2007.01.023. Epub 2007 Mar 23.


Fibrous histiocytomas are uncommon tracheal tumors. They generally involve only the lung parenchyma; endobronchial involvement is extremely rare. At present, surgical resection is considered the therapy of choice for definitive diagnosis and cure. Endoscopical treatment is uncommon in pediatric patients because of the technical endoscopical difficulties and the high recurrence rate of treatment by endoscopy alone. We report the first case of fibrous histiocytoma in an infant successfully treated by endoscopy and yttrium alluminum garnet (YAG)-laser.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / diagnosis
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / diagnostic imaging
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / pathology*
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation
  • Time Factors
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome