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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Primary pulmonary fibrosarcoma: A case report from a Teaching Hospital in Northern Nigeria

Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Vincent Y Shidali
Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching, Hospital, PMB 06, Shika-Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.153362

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Primary pulmonary fibrosarcomas are rare malignant tumors of mesenchymal origin. We report a case of primary pulmonary fibrosarcoma in a 35-year-old man who presented with chronic cough and progressive breathlessness. Further clinical evaluation revealed a right lung mass extending from the base of the lung to the mid zone. Histology of biopsied sections of the mass confirmed a lung fibrosarcoma thought to be primary in view of the absence of any other source. Outcome was however unfavorable due to death of the patient. Late presentation and the extensive nature of the disease were identified as the cause of mortality. This case is reported because of its rarity.

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