BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222612
  • Rare disease

Retrovesical malignant fibrous histiocytoma: a rare tumor

  1. Lalit Mohan Sharma3
  1. 1Radiation Oncology, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, India
  2. 2Surgical Oncology, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, India
  3. 3Medical Oncology, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tej Prakash Soni, drtejprakashsoni{at}
  • Accepted 20 November 2017
  • Published 2 December 2017


Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) originating from the retrovesical space is a very rare tumour. A 61-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of retention of urine and burning sensation during micturition since 6 months. CT scan abdomen showed a large retrovesical mass between the urinary bladder and rectum, measuring 11×9×12 cm, displacing the urinary bladder. Serum PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) value was within normal range. Biopsy from retrovesical mass and immunohistochemistry was suggestive of MFH. Wide excision of the retrovesical mass was done. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of MFH. He received adjuvant radiotherapy. He is on regular follow-up since the last 2 years after radiotherapy with no signs and symptoms of disease recurrence.


  • Contributors SP, TPS, AKG, LMS: substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work; drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; final approval of the version to be published; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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