What is malignant fibrous histiocytoma?

Also known as: MFH, soft tissue sarcoma, pleomorphic sarcoma

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a rare form of cancer in children known as a soft tissue sarcoma. These are tumors that affect muscle, bone or cartilage, or tissues that support/connect other organs. The most common areas where a MFH mass occurs are on the legs or arms, though it can be found anywhere in the body.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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