Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma

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Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma

Synonyms: AFH

A rare soft tissue tumor characterized by a slow-growing usually painless subcutaneous nodule predominantly located in the extremities less frequently the trunk or head and neck region. Histopathologically the lesion is well-circumscribed lobulated and composed of epitheloid ovoid or spindle cells arranged in a nodular and often syncytial pattern with pseudoangiomatoid spaces and a peripheral fibrous pseudocapsule with a prominent lymphoplasmacytic cuff. The tumor is most common in the first two decades of life and usually follows an indolent course although local recurrence may occur while metastasis is rare.

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