Title:
Nodular fasciitis of the external auditory canal
Authors:
U. Cobanoglu*, R. Caylan** and S. Ersoz*
Institutions:
*Department of Pathology, **Department of Otolaryngology, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey
Keywords:
Nodular fasciitis; external auditory canal
Pages:
131 - 133
Abstract:
Nodular fasciitis of the external auditory canal. Problem: Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a reactive myofibroblastic proliferation that may be misdiagnosed as a sarcoma because of its rapid growth, rich cellularity, and mitotic activity. NF is uncommon in the auricular region. We describe a case of nodular fasciitis of the external auditory canal in an 8-year-old male. Methodology: An excisional biopsy was performed, and the pathologic examination was consistent with nodular fasciitis; however, the lesion recurred within a month requiring that a total excision be done. Results: The patient is without recurrence 7 months after the total excision. Conclusions: Because its histologic features closely mimick a malignant lesion, NF must be considered in the differential diagnosis of a mass originating from the external auditory canal to avoid overly aggressive and functionally debilitating treatment.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 2nd trimester


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Nodular fasciitis of the external auditory canal