CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg Rep 2022; 83(03): e110-e118
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1754320
Case Report

Operative Technique: Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma—Unique Case and Management

David J. Mazur-Hart
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Brannan E. O'Neill
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Brandi W. Pang
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Melanie H. Hakar
2   Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Matthew D. Wood
2   Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Sachin Gupta
3   Division of Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Christina M. Sayama
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Jesse J. Liu
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
,
Aclan Dogan
1   Department of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
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Abstract

Objective We describe the first jugular foramen angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) case and the first treatment with preoperative endovascular embolization. AFH is a rare intracranial neoplasm, primarily found in pediatric patient extremities. With an increase in AFH awareness and a well-described genetic profile, intracranial prevalence has also subsequently increased.

Study Design We compare this case to previously reported cases using PubMed/Medline literature search, which was performed using the algorithm [“intracranial” AND “angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma”] through December 2020 (23 manuscripts with 46 unique cases).

Patient An 8-year-old female presented with failure to thrive and right-sided hearing loss. Work-up revealed an absence of right-sided serviceable hearing and a large jugular foramen mass. Angiogram revealed primary arterial supply from the posterior branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery, which was preoperatively embolized.

Intervention Gross total resection was performed via a translabyrinthine approach.

Conclusion The case presented is unique; the first reported AFH at the jugular foramen and the first reported case utilizing preoperative embolization. Preoperative embolization is a relatively safe technique that can improve the surgeon's ability to perform a maximally safe resection, which may decrease the need for adjuvant radiation in rare skull base tumors in young patients.



Publication History

Received: 22 December 2021

Accepted: 11 May 2022

Article published online:
20 September 2022

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