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What is Malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

What is Malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: A type of malignant cancers that develops in fibrous support tissue or bone. Symptoms will depend on the exact location of the tumor. Tumors most often occur in the extremities but can occur in just about any part of the body.
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: A sarcoma characterized by the presence of fibroblasts and atypical, pleomorphic cells. Cellular pleomorphism and a storiform pattern are the microscopic characteristics that define this malignant tumor. Although it can occur in any part of the body, the lower extremity is the most common site of involvement. This is generally an aggressive sarcoma, although certain morphologic variants (e.g., myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma) tend to have a more favorable prognosis. - 2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, or a subtype of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Malignant fibrous histiocytoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Introduction

Types of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma:

Broader types of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma:

How serious is Malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

Complications of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see complications of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

What causes Malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

Causes of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see causes of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

What are the symptoms of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

Symptoms of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see symptoms of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Complications of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see complications of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malignant fibrous histiocytoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
Treatments for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see treatments for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Research for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: see research for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Name and Aliases of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Main name of condition: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Other names or spellings for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma:

Malignant fibrohistiocytic tumors

Malignant fibrohistiocytic tumors
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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