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CASE REPORT

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Metastatic to the Thyroid Gland

Akash Anand, Christina J Yang, Ronald G Amedee, Win Naing, Aynaud Foster Hebert

Citation Information : Anand A, Yang CJ, Amedee RG, Naing W, Hebert AF. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Metastatic to the Thyroid Gland. Int J Head Neck Surg 2012; 3 (1):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1088

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) metastatic to the thyroid is rare. In this case report and literature review, we discuss the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of MFH.

Materials and methods

We present a case of MFH metastatic to the thyroid. A literature review on malignant fibrous histiocytoma involving the thyroid was performed.

Results

We present a case of MFH metastatic to the thyroid from a lower extremity primary, treated by excision. The initial diagnosis of MFH metastatic to the thyroid relies on history and histopathology. Treatment is excision, sometimes followed by adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.

Conclusion

This is the sixth documented case of MFH metastatic to the thyroid. Due to the rarity of this disease, treatment decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to cite this article

Yang CJ, Anand A, Amedee RG, Naing W, Hebert AF. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Metastatic to the Thyroid Gland. Int J Head and Neck Surg 2012;3(1): 30-32.


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