Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma: a case report

Ertener O., Tuna B., AKÇALI Ö., YÖRÜKOĞLU K.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.47, no.6, pp.436-439, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2013.2476
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-439
  • Keywords: Lesion, myxoid stroma, myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma, sarcoma, TUMOR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a recently described, rare low-grade sarcoma. Generally located in the upper and lower extremities, MIFS clinically mimics a benign cystic mass and is composed of spindle-like or atypical cells and mixed inflanunatory infiltrates located in the fibroblastic myxoid stroma. Radiologic images and macroscopic appearance generally resemble a lobulated mass with irregular margins. We present a case of a tumoral mass with neoplastic cells at the center and a smooth surface with a previously undefined appearance. Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma is significantly difficult to distinguish clinically from benign lesions and the surgeon should consider the possibility of malignancy in lesions located at the extremities.