Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a type of sarcoma, which is a malignant tumor that arises both in the soft tissues and the bones. Essentially of four types- storiform pleomorphic, giant cells, myxoid and inflammatory, the condition is usually seen in late adult life, and rarely affects children. This disease affects males twice more than females, and Caucasians are more prone to malignant fibrous histiocytoma as compared to Asians and Africans. It is usually painless, unless the enlarged soft tissue compresses the nerve. Many symptoms like fatigue and loss of weight are seen in advanced cases of this disease.
HOW IS MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA DIAGNOSED?
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma can be detected by magnetic resonance imaging, but biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis.