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Journal:   JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCHOOL SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE   SPRING 2007 , Volume 25 , Number 1 (71); Page(s) 78 To 83.
 
Paper: 

MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA IN MAXILLA: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

 
 
Author(s):  MASHHADI ABBAS F.*, HASANZADEH R., BAGHERI A.
 
* DEPT. OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY, DENTAL SCHOOL, SHAHEED BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH), is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults and is frequently seen is elderly. This lesion is so rare in bones and if seen, is common in long bones and the incidence of the lesion in maxillofacial bones is uncommon. In addition, maxilla is an unusual site for Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH). The aim of this article was to report a case with MFH in maxilla and to review the literature.

Report of the Case: The patient was a 37 year-old man with MFH in maxilla who was referred to oral and maxillofacial surgery ambulatory ward of Taleghani hospital (2002). The specific characterization of the patient was the incidence of MFH in maxilla (which is an unusual site for this lesion) in a young age. In this article, the clinical, radiographic and histopathologic characteristics, treatment and prognosis of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) are discussed. A review of related articles is also done for this rare lesion.
Conclusion: With regards to different reported results of MFH follow up, the very poor prognosis of MFH in jaws, regular patient follow up after surgery with regard to its recurrence, is necessary.

 
Keyword(s): MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA (MFH), MAXILLA, SARCOMA
 
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