Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. It can arise from any part of the body, clinically presenting as swelling, mass, pain, pathological fracture and occasional systemic features and is characterized by high local recurrence and significant metastasis.
HOW IS MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the condition requires an MRI however, a biopsy is important for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA TREATED?
Treatment for this form of cancer too includes radiation, chemotherapy and in some cases the surgical removal of tissues, if they are not widely spread.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pleomorphic sarcoma is the alternate name suggested by the WHO to be used to describe this condition instead of MFH, as it provides an accurate description of the tumour without implying the origin of the tumour cells