Intracranial benign fibrous histiocytomas: a case report and review.

Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Journal of Neuro-Oncology (Impact Factor: 3.12). 12/2008; 92(2):203-9. DOI: 10.1007/s11060-008-9743-x
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ABSTRACT Fibrous histiocytomas are rare lesions, more commonly encountered in soft tissues and bones. They are uncommon as an intracranial lesion. Although there have been several reports about malignant fibrous histiocytomas, less is known about the benign variant of these intracranial tumors as they are often misclassified as other types of tumors. We describe a child who presented with seizure and was subsequently found to have a large temporal lesion. Pathology revealed benign fibrous histiocytoma. We also review other cases reported in the literature in an effort to provide further insight into the diagnosis and management of this rare tumor.

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