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malignant

1. Pathol (of a tumour) uncontrollable or resistant to therapy; rapidly spreading
2. History (in the English Civil War) a Parliamentarian term for a royalist

malignant

[mə′līg·nənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
Pertaining to cells that have undergone phenotypic transformation by oncogenes or protooncogenes.
(medicine)
Endangering the life or health of an individual.
Of or pertaining to the growth and proliferation of certain neoplasms which terminate in death if not checked by treatment.
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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the head and neck: CT and MR imaging findings.
Izbicki, "Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the extremities and trunk: an institutional review," Surgery, vol.
Zhou, "FDG PET/CT findings of malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the stomach," Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol.
Giant malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the testis/spermatic cord: Psychologic and possible etiologic complications of unethical Nazi medical experimentation.
(1,2) The most common mesenchymal tumours of the bladder are leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas, and pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcomas (formerly malignant fibrous histiocytoma).
It was, according to the final biopsy result, "low-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor," a "Myxoid Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (Myxofibrosarcoma) to be specific.
(DFSP = dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; MPNST = malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour; MMMT = malignant mixed Mullerian tumour; PNET = primitive neuro-ectodermal tumour; MFH = malignant fibrous histiocytoma.) DFSP 18.00% Leiomyosarcoma 12.70% Osteosarcoma 8.70% Synovial 8.00% MPNST 6.0% MMMT 6.0% Liposarcoma + atypical lipoma 5.3% Fibromatosis (desmoid 4) 4.7% Rhabdomyosarcoma 4.0% Subtype uncertain 4.0% Chondrosarcoma 3.3% Ewing/PNET 3.3% Fibromyxoid 2.7% Angiosarcoma 2.7% Fibrosarcoma 2.0% Epithelioid 2.0% MFH 1.3% Others 5.3% Cases, n
observed malignant fibrous histiocytoma followed by rhabdomyosarcoma and liposarcoma [5].
On the basis of cellular morphology a diagnosis of malignant fibrous histiocytoma was made.
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH) is one of the most common soft-tissue sarcoma of late adult life.

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