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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 2S
pages 39-40 (février 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.113
Cutaneous metastatic malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Wook Lew, MD, PhDa, Ha Seong Lim, MDa, You Chan Kim, MD, PhDb
Seoul and Cheonan, Korea 
From the Departments of Dermatology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul,a and Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan.b 


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma, but cutaneous metastasis of this tumor is quite rare. A 30-year-old female patient had several brownish 0.5 × 0.5-cm papules on her right ankle. Histopathologic examination revealed spindle-shaped tumor cells with cellular pleomorphism and high mitosis (5 of 10 high-power fields), suggestive of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. She had a history of left subcutaneous breast mass that was diagnosed as malignant fibrous histiocytoma 3 years earlier. We report a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma with pleomorphism mixed with spindle-shaped cells and multinuclear giant cells, which metastasized to the skin. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:S39-40.)

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