A case of intracranial malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Amir Hossein Sarrami, Mehrdad Setareh, Noushin Afshar-Moghaddam, Masoud Izadinejad, Mohammad Saadatnia


  • We describe a case of intracranial malignant fibrous histiocytoma which had infiltrated pons, cerebellum and basal surface of left temporal lobe without any visible mass. The patient presented with a sudden loss of consciousness and vomiting. Clinical findings, laboratory tests, imaging and examination of the cerebrospinal fluid tended to establish the diagnosis of an infectious condition than a malignancy. Without any response to the antibiotics and with a progressive deterioration of neurologic and mental condition, the patient died after 20 days. In the autopsy, histological and immunohistochemical study of the brain revealed the diagnosis of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH).
  • KEYWORDS: Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, Central Nervous System, Sarcoma, Autopsy.


malignant fibrous histiocytoma, intracranial, immunohistochemistry, sarcoma, autopsy

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