Nodular Fasciitis of Neck in Childhood.

Varshney, S and Bhagat, S and Bist, SS and Mishra, S and Shirazi, N and Agarwal, N and Kabdwal, N (2013) Nodular Fasciitis of Neck in Childhood. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Nodular fasciitis, is a benign, pseudo sarcomatous proliferative lesion of the soft tissue, which is frequently misinterpreted as sarcoma, both clinically and microscopically. It is a reactive lesion composed of fibroblasts/myofibroblasts and most commonly found in extremities and trunk. NF has been described in the head and neck region in 10-20% of cases. Many pathologists do not consider NF in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue masses arising in the Head neck region. NF that occurs in otherwise healthy individuals usually presents with a history of rapid growth, and is commonly found in the upper extremities and on the chest and trunk. The importance of otolaryngologists being aware of the existence of this entity in this area of the body is stressed. It has a confirmed perfectly benign clinical course, and simple excision, as tissue-sparing as possible, is the treatment of choice. A case of NF over the neck in a 05-year-old female not associated with trauma who presented with a localized mass over her left neck is presented.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Benign; Neck; Nodular fasciitis; Paediatric.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8942
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:09
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:09

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