nodular fasciitis

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inflammation of a fascia.
necrotizing fasciitis a fulminating group A streptococcal infection beginning with severe or extensive cellulitis that spreads to involve the superficial and deep fascia, producing thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and gangrene of the underlying tissues. A cutaneous lesion usually serves as a portal of entry for the infection, but sometimes no such lesion is found.
nodular fasciitis (proliferative fasciitis) a benign, reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in the subcutaneous tissues and commonly associated with the deep fascia.
pseudosarcomatous fasciitis a benign soft tissue tumor occurring subcutaneously and sometimes arising from deep muscle and fascia.

nod·u·lar fas·ci·i·tis

a rapidly growing tumorlike proliferation of fibroblasts, not thought to be neoplastic, with mild inflammatory exudation occurring in fascia; the fibrosis may infiltrate surrounding tissue but does not progress indefinitely or metastasize.

nodular fasciitis

an inflammation of the fascia that causes the formation of nodules.

nodular fasciitis

A benign, rapidly growing reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in the deep dermis/subcutis on the arms, trunk, or neck of young adults (mean age 34), usually measuring < 3 cm. 

Dermatofibroma, DFSP, other fasciitides (fibroma of tendon sheath, intravascular, parosteal), fibromatosis, fibrosarcoma, fibrous histiocytoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour, leiomyosarcoma, myxoid tumours, spindle-cell sarcoma.


marked with, or resembling, nodules.

nodular dermatofibrosis
nodular episcleritis
see nodular fasciitis (below).
nodular fasciitis
a firm painless nodular swelling, 0.25 to 0.5 inch diameter, under the conjunctiva at the corneoscleral junction of the eye in dogs. Alternative sites for lesions are the nictitating membrane, and in the subcutis anywhere in the body and in deeper fascia and muscles of the head, face and eyelid. The lesion is an inflammation of fascia and not a neoplasm but acts in a similar manner and may require enucleation because of its size. Called also nodular episcleritis, collie granuloma and proliferative keratoconjunctivitis.
nodular hyperplasia
a characteristic lesion in nodular regeneration in the liver.
nodular infiltrates
cells aggregated in one site.
nodular intestinal worm disease
nodular liver regeneration
nodules covering the surface of the liver in patients subjected to persistent or repetitive poisoning, usually by poisonous plants.
nodular lungworm
see muelleriuscapillaris.
nodular necrobiosis
multiple, cutaneous nodules of unknown etiology on the neck, withers and back of the horse. They are composed of degenerate collagen and an eosinophilic and granulomatous response. Called also equine nodular collagenolytic granuloma or eosinophilic granuloma.
nodular necrosis
nodular panniculitis
see nodular panniculitis.
nodular scleritis
see nodular fasciitis (above).
nodular subepidermal fibrosis
nodular thyroid hyperplasia
see nodular goiter.
nodular venereal disease
see granular vaginitis.
nodular worm
nodular worm disease
References in periodicals archive ?
It is also known as subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis, infiltrative fasciitis, or proliferative fasciitis.
It was first described as a distinct entity by Konwaler et al in 1955; they called it pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis.
Differential diagnoses for MO include osteosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, osteochondroma, foreign-body granuloma, giant cell tumor of soft tissue (osteoclastoma), atypical fibroxanthoma, pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis (nodular fasciitis), and deep vein thrombosis.
It was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al, who called the lesion subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis, t In the early 1960s, the disease became known as nodular fasciitis; other terms used in the literature include proliferative fasciitis, infiltrative fasciitis, productive fasciitis, subcutaneous fibromatosis, and nodular fibrositis.