Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart

Armin Rashidi, Marc L. Silverberg, Robert D. McCray

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Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, also called malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH), is a very rare malignancy of the heart and has a poor prognosis. We describe a case in a 59 year old man with an accidental finding of a left atrial mass on echocardiography performed after percutaneous coronary intervention. Histopathological and immunohistochemical examination of the mass after surgical resection established a rare diagnosis of MFH. There was no metastasis and the patient underwent chemotherapy. We show our fi ndings on transesophageal echocardiography, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E217-E218
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • cardiac
  • histiocytoma
  • sarcoma


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