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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : ED08 - ED09

Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma: An Uncommon Presentation ED08-ED09

Sagarika Sarkar, Moumita Maiti, Palas Bhattacharyya, Ranu Sarkar

Dr. Sagarika Sarkar,
Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, NRS Medical College and Hospital,
138, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-700014, West Bengal, India.

Intracranial fibrous histiocytomas are rare; Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma (BFH) being uncommon than its malignant counterpart. BFH comprises fibroblasts and histiocytes without any nuclear pleomorphism or atypia. We present a case of a 42-year-old male who had swelling over the occipital region for the past five years, which progressively increased in size. He developed headache, dizziness, and gait disturbance over the last six months. Computed tomographic scan revealed a posterior fossa space-occupying lesion. Fine-needle aspiration cytology from the swelling revealed spindled fibroblasts along with histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells. Later, histopathology showed presence of spindle-shaped cells in storiform pattern admixed with histiocytes and giant cells. The giant cells and histiocytes were immunopositive for CD68 and spindled cells were positive for vimentin, but immunonegative for CD34, epithelial membrane antigen, CD1a and S100. The final diagnosis was intracranial BFH. We present this case because of its extreme rarity and unusual location.