Cystic fibrohistiocytic tumour of the lung presenting with recurrent pneumothoraces: a case report

  • Christos Kakos | kakoschristos91@gmail.com Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0614-0349
  • Savvas Lampridis Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2827-5826
  • Georgios Geropoulos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2066-7975
  • Reena Khiroya Department of Histopathology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
  • Achilleas Antonopoulos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
  • Sofoklis Mitsos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.
  • Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Department of Thoracic Surgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Cystic fibrohistiocytic tumour of the lung is a very rare pathological entity that occurs either as a primary pulmonary neoplasm or as a metastasis from skin lesions called cellular fibrous histiocytomas. Herein, we present the case of a 19-year old man with a history of recurrent pneumothoraces who was managed surgically and was eventually diagnosed with cystic fibrohistiocytic tumour of the lung. Clinicians should include this disease in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary cystic lesions and be aware of its association with cellular fibrous histiocytoma. Reporting of more cases is warranted to further elucidate the natural course of the disease and optimise its management.

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Published
2020-09-04
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
cystic fibrohistiocytic tumour, lung, pneumothorax, cutaneous fibrohistiocytic tumour, case report
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Kakos, C., Lampridis, S., Geropoulos, G., Khiroya, R., Antonopoulos, A., Mitsos, S., & Panagiotopoulos, N. (2020). Cystic fibrohistiocytic tumour of the lung presenting with recurrent pneumothoraces: a case report. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1398