Case Report

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Maxillary Sinus and Importance of Three-Dimensional Imaging: Case Report

  • Cenk Evren
  • M. Birol Uğur
  • Fikret Çınar
  • Serkan Çorakçı
  • Sibel Bektaş
  • Şükrü Oğuz Özdamar
  • C. Zuhal Erdem

Received Date: 19.07.2009 Accepted Date: 04.08.2010 Med Bull Haseki 2010;48(4):156-159

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a high-grade and aggressive sarcoma. It is relatively rare in the head and neck region. Itsdiagnosis is based on immunohistochemical stains. An 81-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with a mass in the left maxillary sinus and toothache. He did not have any nasal obstruction, epistaxis or anosmia. The patient received a total left maxillectomy with preservation of the orbital contents. Five months after the surgery, the patient was clinically well without any evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis.Three-dimensional computed tomography is valuable in the detection of involvement of surrounding tissues.

Keywords: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma, Sinonasal, 3D-CT

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