Enzinger and Weiss' classified angiomatoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma (AMFH) as a subtype of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH). Clinically, AMFH manifests itself as a multinodular or multicystic, hemorrhagic mass.1 We saw a patient with a markedly bleeding, cystic tumor on chronic radiodermatitis of the lower abdomen. The risk of massive bleeding and its development on chronic radiodermatitis is reported herein.
Report of a Case
A 62-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital in June 1982, because of a bleeding, cystic tumor on chronic radiodermatitis of the lower abdomen. In 1966 she underwent total hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma and was put on a radiotherapy with a total of 8,000 rads of cobalt 60. She had noticed a fingertip sized nodule on chronic radiodermatitis six years prior. The nodule was symptomfree. It grew to be about the size of a table tennis ball during one year. It was reduced in size temporarily
Yamamoto Y, Arata J, Yonezawa S. Angiomatoid Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Associated With Marked Bleeding Arising in Chronic Radiodermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(2):275–276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660020133038
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