Title:
Nodular fasciitis of the cheek: a diagnostic challenge
Authors:
M. Sellami , S. Charfi , A. Khbou , F. Maalej , I. Charfeddine , T. Boudaouara , M. Mnejja , A. Ghorbel
Institutions:
Department of otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Habib Bourguiba University Hospital. Sfax. Tunisia; Department ofAnatomopathology, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
Keywords:
Nodular fasciitis, cheek, pain, immunohistochemistry, surgery
Pages:
237 - 240
Abstract:
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a rare, benign, self-limiting tumor composed of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. A NF frequently arises in the extremities or trunk, and less commonly in the head and neck region. A NF is characterized by its rapid growth, rich cellularity, and high mitotic activity; in addition, it may be misdiagnosed as a sarcoma. A rare case of NF of the cheek in a 38-year-old male patient is presented. The location of this NF was unusual, suggesting NF be included among the differential diagnoses of soft tissue tumors or inflammatory conditions of the cheek. A vestibular surgical approach was carried out to remove the NF and prevent scar formation in our patient.
Issue:
Vol. 13, 2017, 3rd trimester


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Nodular fasciitis of the cheek: a diagnostic challenge