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Title: Primary hepatic malignant fibrous histiocytoma: A case report and review of the literature
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Murcia: F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: 616.4 - Patología del sistema linfático, órganos hematopoyéticos, endocrinos
Keywords: Histocytoma
Abstract: Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the liver remains extremely rare with only several cases having been reported in literature. We report a case of hepatic MFH in a 53-year-old man who presented with upper abdominal pain, and weight loss for one month. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scan showed a large mass with fine tumor vessels over the left lobe of the liver. Histopathological findings indicated a mesenchymal tumor consisting of spindle cells in storiform pattern intermingled with histiocytelike cells and giant cells. Immunohistochemically, most tumor cells expressed vimentin, alpha-1 antichymotrypsin, alpha-1 antitrypsin and CD68. Morphological and immunohistochemical findings support that the tumor should be classified as a primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The literatures is briefly reviewed.
Primary author: Ye, M-F.
Zheng, S.
Xu, J.H.
Chen, L-R.
Published in: Histology and histopathology, vol. 22, nº12 (2007)
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.22, nº12 (2007)

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