Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the abdominal wall

Arif Aslaner, Burhan Mayir, Tuğrul Çakır, Umut Rıza Gündüz, Nurullah Bülbüller

Abstract


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) or undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is a type of malignt neoplasm that arises from any soft tissue and bone involving extremities, abdomen and retroperitoneum. MFH of the external oblique abdominis muscle is rare. Surgical resection of the mass is the treatment of choice depending on the stage of the disease and the invasion depth of the tumor. Radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy are the other treatment methods. We present a case of a 71-year old man with the diagnosis of MFH on external oblique muscle which was completely resected. We believe that adjuvant chemoradiotherapy following surgical resection of the tumor was the most appropriate treatment for this disease.


Keywords


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, abdomen, magnetic resonance imaging

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