Fibrosarcoma (fibroblastic sarcoma) is a malignant mesenchymal tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue and characterized by the presence of immature proliferating fibroblasts or undifferentiated anaplastic spindle cells in a storiform pattern. It is usually found in males aged 30 to 40. It originates in fibrous tissues of the bone and invades long or flat bones such as femur, tibia, and mandible. It also involves periosteum and overlying muscle.
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Fibrosarcoma is based on the detection of symptoms. Oncologists often order for an X-ray of multiple places. Location of the tumor helps in diagnosis. MRI scan helps in detecting the extent to which the tumour has spread. Angiography, CT scan and PET scan are other diagnostic tools to diagnose Fibrosarcoma
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA TREATED?
The treatment for Fibrosarcoma is a bit complicated because the rarity of the bone makes it difficult to implement chemo. In most cases, surgical extirpation is the only way to control the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated on time, this malignancy can be life threatening.