Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart: A case report

Shu Chiang Hsieh, Chia-Yuen Chen, Wing P. Chan

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) in the heart is rare.We present a case of a 38-year-old woman with histologically confirmed MFHs in the left atrium, liver and bone.The patient presented with shortness of breath and right shoulder pain. A plain radiograph showed an osteolytic lesion at the neck of the humerus on the right side. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed a lobulated tumour occupying the cardiac left atrium and a large heterogeneously enhancing mass in the liver and osteolytic metastasis in the thoracic spine.The patient underwent complete resection of the cardiac tumour, and histology showed a high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma - an MFH. Biopsy of the lesions on the right shoulder and in the liver also showed the same histologic diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalActa Cardiologica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Heart
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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