Journal article

Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the retroperitoneum.

IG Faragher, TM Bennett, AJ Cass

Aust N Z J Surg | Published : 1988


A 38 year old woman presenting with minimal digestive symptoms was found on ultrasound and computerized tomography scanning to have a large, solid, uniform mass arising in the region of the right adrenal gland. Preoperative investigations indicated a non-functioning tumour. At operation a well-circumscribed, ovoid tumour was removed and found subsequently to be a malignant fibrous histiocytoma arising adjacent to the right adrenal gland. It is believed that sarcomas arising in the retroperitoneum should be included in the differential diagnosis of masses presumed to be adrenal tumours on scanning. The limitations of computerized tomography scanning in distinguishing between benign and malign..

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