Myelofibroblastic Tumour

Very high magnification micrograph of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour  Image by Nephron

Very high magnification micrograph of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour
Image by Nephron (CC BY 3.0)

Only identified as a separate entity since about 1990, a myelofibroblastic tumour is a very rare form of slow growing cancer that can affect many structures within the body including the breast, skin, muscle, blood vessels and the intestine. They act as a mild form of sarcoma.

Management is difficult as they spread insidiously through surrounding tissues, do not respond to chemotherapy and must be repeatedly surgically removed.

(Last modified: 11th Nov 2014)

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