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Updated: Jun 21 2021

Histiocytoma (Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma)

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  • summary
    • Histiocytomas, also known as benign fibrous histiocytomas, are extremely rare, benign histiocytic lesions of bone. Patients typically present with regional pain and swelling. 
    • Diagnosis is made with radiographs that show a characteristic lytic lesion with a sclerotic border and biopsy with histology showing spindle cells and foamy macrophages in storiform pattern.
    • Treatment is usually curettage and bone grafting.
  • Epidemiology
    • Incidence
      • extremely rare
  • presentation
    • Symptoms
      • pain and swelling
  • Imaging
    • Radiographic characteristics
      • lytic lesion with sclerotic border
  • Histology
    • Characteristic findings
      • spindle cells
      • foamy macrophages
      • storiform pattern (helicopter in wheat field)
  • Treatment
    • Operative
      • curettage and bone grafting
  • Prognosis
    • Recurrence rare
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