Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart

A case report

Shu Chiang Hsieh, Chia Yuen Chen, Wing P. Chan

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Abstract

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) in the heart is rare.We present a case of a 38-year-old woman with histologically confirmed MFHs in the left atrium, liver and bone.The patient presented with shortness of breath and right shoulder pain. A plain radiograph showed an osteolytic lesion at the neck of the humerus on the right side. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed a lobulated tumour occupying the cardiac left atrium and a large heterogeneously enhancing mass in the liver and osteolytic metastasis in the thoracic spine.The patient underwent complete resection of the cardiac tumour, and histology showed a high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma - an MFH. Biopsy of the lesions on the right shoulder and in the liver also showed the same histologic diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalActa Cardiologica
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Heart Neoplasms
Heart Atria
Liver
Thorax
Shoulder Pain
Humerus
Sarcoma
Dyspnea
Histology
Spine
Tomography
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Heart
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Sarcoma

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart : A case report. / Hsieh, Shu Chiang; Chen, Chia Yuen; Chan, Wing P.

In: Acta Cardiologica, Vol. 65, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 85-87.

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Hsieh, Shu Chiang ; Chen, Chia Yuen ; Chan, Wing P. / Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart : A case report. In: Acta Cardiologica. 2010 ; Vol. 65, No. 1. pp. 85-87.
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