benign fibrous histiocytoma


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benign fibrous histiocytoma

A benign tumour composed of primitive mesenchymal cells (macrophages or histiocytes) seen in the skin and soft tissues of the legs of young to middle-aged patients, more commonly women, usually in relation to skeletal muscle.
 
Management
Excision.
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The most commonly encountered benign tumor was lipoma (43.2%) followed by benign fibrous histiocytoma (16.21%), haemangioma (8.1%), neurilemoma (8.1%) and fibrolipoma (8.1%).
Nonossifying fibroma resembles benign fibrous histiocytoma with a storiform arrangement of the spindle cells and occasional multinucleated giant cells.
[2] Benign fibrous lesions are also uncommon in the sinuses, [3-5] Fibroxanthoma, a low-grade variant of benign fibrous histiocytoma, is characterized by a predominance of xanthomatous histiocytes.
[7] This is of diagnostic usefulness as other spindle cell tumours like neurofibroma, schwanomma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma show absent or weak staining for CD34.

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