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J Laryngol Otol. 1991 Dec;105(12):1079-81.

Giant cell variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the head and neck.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn.


The giant cell variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare entity in head and neck. Only eight well documented cases of this type are reported in the English literature. These tumours affect the superficial and deep structures of the neck most often and are best treated with prompt radical surgery. The prognosis of the giant cell type of malignant fibrous histiocytoma is dependent on the location of the tumour, with superficial tumours having a much better outlook.

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