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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the liver: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15682264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a common soft tissue sarcoma, usually occurring in the extremities. MFH of the liver is an extremely rare neoplasm, with only 28 cases reported in the international literature since 1985. We present a case of MFH of the liver in an 87-year-old woman. The tumor was located in the right lobe of the liver and measured 12 ' 8 cm. It consisted of spindle-shaped, pleomorphic, malignant cells in a storiform pattern associated with histiocyte-like cells and giant cells. Most of the tumor cells and giant cells were vimentin and a 1-antichymotrypsin positive. Histopathological findings were consistent with an MFH of the storiform / pleomorphic subtype. The literature is briefly reviewed.
George Anagnostopoulos; George H Sakorafas; Kyriakos Grigoriadis; Panagiotis Kostopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-31     Completed Date:  2005-04-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, 251 Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / diagnosis*,  pathology
Histological Techniques
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Rare Diseases
Sarcoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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