Myxofibrosarcoma (myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma) showing cutaneous presentation: Report of two cases

Taku Fujimura, Ryuhei Okuyama, Tadashi Terui, Kousei Okuno, Akiko Masu, Takashi Masu, Shuko Chiba, Takahide Kunii, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

Myxofibrosarcoma or myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is one of the most common fibroblastic sarcomas in older patients. It is characterized by a tendency for predominantly subcutaneous, multinodular, diffusely infiltrative growth, which may extend to the overlying dermis and present as a cutaneous lesion. Histologically, it comprises a spectrum ranging from hypocellular low-grade myxoid to high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma. Because the dermal presentation usually appears relatively banal, accurate diagnosis is sometimes challenging. In this report, we present two cases of myxofibrosarcoma with dermal involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cutaneous pathology
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology

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