Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma with Osteoclast-like Giant Cells in an Infant
Benign fibrous histiocytoma is a common soft tissue tumor that usually occurs in adults and is relatively rare in childhood. This report describes a 7-month-old Caucasian boy with an enlarging firm congenital nodule on his occipital scalp. Histologic analysis revealed a benign fibrous histiocytoma with osteoclast-like giant cells. Benign fibrous histiocytoma with osteoclast-like giant cells is a rare histologic variant.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: UNC-CH School of Medicine 2: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UNC-CH 3: Department of Plastic Surgery, UNC-CH 4: Department of Dermatology, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Publication date: September 1, 2007