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Published: July 2011

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Soft Tissue Paraspinal Inflammatory Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Presenting as a Lumbar Abscess

Liarmakopoulos E.a · Lampropoulos P.a · Marinis A.a · Markakis C.a · Manoloudaki K.b · Chatzimarkou A.a · Rizos S.a

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aFirst Department of Surgery, Departments of bPathology and cRadiology, ‘Tzaneion’ General Hospital, Zanni and Afentouli STR, Piraeus, Greece

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Pavlos Lampropoulos, MD

13 Mikras Asias Str.

GR–16345 Athens (Greece)

Tel. +30 210 994 9460

E-Mail pav.lampropoulos@gmail.com

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The rarest subtype of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the inflammatory type, which due to its peculiar clinical presentation may mimic an infectious process such as an abscess. The rarity of this disease and the unique features of its presentation may mislead the surgeon with consequent catastrophic results for the patient. In this study, a case report of a 65-year-old female patient with a soft-tissue inflammatory MFH presenting as a lumbar abscess and a review of the current literature are presented.

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Abstract of Published: July 2011

Published online: July 09, 2011
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Number of Figures: 3
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eISSN: 1662-6575 (Online)

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