Myofibrosarcoma of the bone: a clinicopathologic study.

Pathology Division, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine Hospital, Fukishima City, Japan.
American Journal of Surgical Pathology (Impact Factor: 4.59). 01/2002; 25(12):1501-7.
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ABSTRACT Myofibroblastic tumors are fairly recently established soft tissue neoplasms. Although most of them appear to be benign, myofibrosarcoma of the soft tissue, seemingly their malignant counterpart, have been reported. We describe the clinicopathologic and radiologic features of four cases of myofibrosarcoma arising from the bone. All but one of the patients were women ranging in age from 60 to 71 years. Two tumors occurred in the metaphyses of distal femurs and the others arose in the iliac bones. On radiologic examination all tumors exhibited well-demarcated lytic destructive lesions without periosteal reaction. Two tumors were localized in the bone, whereas the other two extended into surrounding soft tissues. Histologically, all tumors were composed principally of a mixture of a cell-rich fascicular area and a hypocellular fibrous area. In the former area tumor cells had rather eosinophilic spindle-shaped wavy cytoplasm and were arranged in interlacing fascicles and small storiform patterns with variable numbers of inflammatory cells. Tumors occasionally showed prominent pleomorphism, and large cells with hyperchromatic nuclei were seen. In contrast, hypocellular areas had various features, including collagenous, hyalinous scar-like and rarely keloid-like areas. Focal coagulation necroses were present in all but one tumor. Immunohistochemically, the tumors were positive for vimentin, muscle actin (HHF35), alpha-smooth muscle actin, calponin, and desmin, whereas all of them were negative for high molecular weight caldesmon. On follow-up there was one fatal case with distant metastases, whereas the clinical courses of other cases after wide resection were excellent. Myofibrosarcoma of the bone has distinctive histopathologic features, which should be distinguished from those of other bone tumors with myoid differentiation.

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