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?
Oncologists may order for a MRI for confirming diagnosis of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma. Confirmation of diagnosis is however possible with a tissue biopsy. Central necrosis is detected by imaging.
HOW IS MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA TREATED?
Depending on the size and location of the tumour chemotherapy and radiotherapy is advised to patients. In some cases surgery is performed to removed the growth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma usually appears in patients between the age of 50-70 years.