Fibrous Histiocytoma•A malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
•Notice the extreme variation in cell and nuclear size. •Typical
of this tumor is the presence of many large, multinucleate giant cells
in this image.
(Description By:T.V.Rajan, M.D. ) (Image Contrib. by:T.V.Rajan, M.D.
Fibrous HistiocytomaCatherine H Cole. Department
of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital for
Children, Roberts Rd, Subiaco 6008 WA, Australia (Fax:+61-9-340 8117) .
The Cancer Journal - Volume 7, Number 2.
Fibrous Histiocytoma:- Clinical: MFH is the
moost common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, however, only about 15% of
these tumors arise iin the retroperitoneum- most commonly in elderly males.
On CT, calcification within the tumor is common (up to 25% of lesions).
The tumor typically has a low to intermediate signal intensity on T1 images,
and heterogeneously increased signal on T2.
Sarcomas are uncommon malignant tumors arising from muscle, bone,
cartilage, or connective tissue cells, and can occur in almost any part
of the body. University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Management of Primary Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Tai-Yuan
Wang, Su-Shun Lo, Cheng-Hsi Su, Chew-Wun Wu, Wing-Yiu Lui. Chin Med
J (Taipei) 1996;58:177-82. Division of General Surgery, Department
of Surgery, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei; and National Yang-Ming University
School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.