Radiation-induced malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the maxillary sinus in a 25-year-old patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Early MR imaging characteristics

Chung Chen Lee, Chun Jung Juan, Yi Jui Liu, Cheng Yu Chen, Yee Min Jen, Yaoh Shiang Lin, Chung Ping Lo, Yi Jen Peng, Guo Shu Huang, Chi Hong Chu, Hsiao Wen Chung

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Abstract

The early MR imaging characteristics of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) in a 25-year-old man under the radiation treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma were presented in this study. The tumor developed four years and 9 months following the 3-dimentional conformal radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Early magnetic resonance imaging features were nonspecific for neoplasm and not distinguishable from mycetoma. Final diagnosis of MFH was achieved based on histopathology and immunohistochemical stains. The patient underwent lateral rhinotomy and medial maxillectomy with the en bloc resection of the tumor with an uneventful postoperative course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume31
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Maxillary sinus, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Lee, C. C., Juan, C. J., Liu, Y. J., Chen, C. Y., Jen, Y. M., Lin, Y. S., Lo, C. P., Peng, Y. J., Huang, G. S., Chu, C. H., & Chung, H. W. (2006). Radiation-induced malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the maxillary sinus in a 25-year-old patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Early MR imaging characteristics. Chinese Journal of Radiology, 31(5), 237-241.