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 Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is done by a general physician who would do a CT scan, X-ray or other relevant tests to check the cancer along with biopsy.
HOW IS MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA TREATED?
Treatment of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is based on surgical excision, but this method is applied depending on the size of the tumor. Radiation therapy is followed when limb amputation is not required. Metastases of the lung are avoided through stereotactic body radiation therapy. But this therapy is not effective in preventing damage in any other part of the lung
DID YOU KNOW?
Recovery from Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma depends on the primary tumor grade, size and respectability.