Primary malignant myxoid fibrious histiocytoma of the lung. Light and ultrastructural examination with review of the literature

J. F. Silverman, J. J. Coalson

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Abstract

We studied primary pulmonary malignant myxoid fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) by light and electron microscopy. Our ultrastructural examination supports the concept that MFH arises from a primitive mesenchymal cell that is able to differentiate toward fibroblastic and histiocytic lines. In the myxoid variant these cells produce a fine intracellular and extracellular amorphous material, probably representing mucopolysaccharide, which accounts for the myxoid stroma. We believe this is the first reported example of this rare but probably underreported sarcoma of the lung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume108
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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