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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the ileum at a site of previous surgery: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11318129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sarcomas rarely arise in the intestinum, and leiomyosarcoma represents the majority of cases. With only seven cases reported in the available English literature up to now, malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the small intestine is exceedingly rare. Moreover, follow-up data are almost completely unavailable. We present herein the unique case of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma arising in a postoperatively adherent intestinal loop. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case ever to be described. The clinical history and the intraoperative findings suggested that chronic postoperative repair processes might have been a promoting factor in the tumorigenesis of this neoplasm, on the analogy of malignant fibrous histiocytoma arising at different sites. The patient recovered well but 9.5 years after surgical removal, a solitary recurrent tumor developed in the urinary bladder and progressed rapidly, highlighting the need for long-term, possibly life-long, surveillance of patients with this rare type of intestinal cancer.
M Froehner; H J Gaertner; O W Hakenberg; M P Wirth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-24     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, University Clinics Carl Gustav Carus, Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Ileal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Ileum / pathology,  surgery
Leiomyoma / surgery*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis,  pathology
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Uterine Neoplasms / surgery*

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