Malignant fibrous histiocytoma with in-transit metastasis

Taku Fujimura, Masayuki Sugawara, Takahiro Haga, Yoshiyuki Kariya, Ryuhei Okuyama, Hachiro Tagami, Setsuya Aiba

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the most common fibroblastic tumor, but its cutaneous metastasis, especially in-transit metastasis, is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 30-year-old Japanese man with a recurrent MFH on the scalp accompanied by in-transit metastasis, which had been treated as a benign skin tumor 8 years before. The main bulk of the recurrent tumor was located in the dermis, but the metastatic tumor was mainly located in the subcutis. Generally, atypical fibroxanthoma, also known as cutaneous MFH, is rarely metastasized and presents a benign clinical course. Since there is a great difference between the prognosis of MFH and atypical fibroxanthoma, precise diagnosis of the primary tumor is essential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • Atypical fibroxanthoma
  • CD99
  • In-transit metastasis
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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