What is Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Bone?A fibrous histiocytoma is a type of soft tissue tumor that usually develops as a fibrous mass anywhere in the body. It is a type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor. It can develop anywhere in the body while the cases of oral cavity fibrous histiocytoma are very rare. The oral cavity is composed of the mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, roof, and gums of the mouth. It commonly develops in the pelvic bones, knee joints, and long bones of the arms and legs.
Disease CausesThere is no well-known cause, however, certain genetic mutations (faulty alterations in the genes) are considered responsible for the development of fibrous histiocytoma of the bone.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Pain at the site of the tumor
- Fibrous bone histiocytoma usually affects people between the ages of 28 and 30.
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy and histopathology