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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

  • Painless soft tissue swelling
  • Limping
  • Difficulty using part of limb
  • Pain due to compressed nerves
  • Pain due to compressed muscles
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Complications

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Causes of Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

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Clinical Trials for Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

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Definitions of 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

Related Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Info

More information about Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

  1. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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