nodular fasciitis


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Related to nodular fasciitis: fibromatosis, myositis ossificans

fasciitis

 [fas″e-i´tis]
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. 

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

nodular

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
fibroma.
nodular thyroid hyperplasia
see nodular goiter.
nodular venereal disease
see granular vaginitis.
nodular worm
oesophagostomumcolumbianum.
nodular worm disease
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Nodular fasciitis arising in the external auditory canal.
Nodular fasciitis present in three types: subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intermuscular (fascial).
Shin et al, (6) reported that nodular fasciitis lesions showed strong enhancement on CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
We describe a case of nodular fasciitis of the submental area, and we discus the clinical presentation and cytologic, histologic, and radiologic features of this uncommon condition.
Histologic analysis established a diagnosis of nodular fasciitis (figure 3).
Nodular fasciitis is an uncommon tumor-like fibroblastic proliferation known for its propensity to mimic more aggressive lesions.
Inflammatory pseudotumor ofthe urinary bladder: possible relationship to nodular fasciitis.
Frequently, nodular fasciitis is incorrectly considered to be a neoplastic lesion because of its rapid growth, high cellularity, abundant mitotic figures, and capacity to be poorly circumscribed.
Included in this latter group are nodular fasciitis, fibromatoses, angiomyofibroblastoma, sarcomas with a prominent myofibroblastic component, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
Enzinger and Weiss reported that the differential diagnosis could also include nodular fasciitis and myxoma.
Since the first report by Roth,[1] various designations have been applied to this lesion including postoperative spindle cell nodule,[2] inflammatory pseudotumor,[3,4] pseudosarcomatous fibromyxoid tumor,[5-7] nodular fasciitis,[8] pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation,[9] and pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic tumor.
The differential diagnosis of a benign spindle cell lesion on the chest wall of a 3-year-old child includes a wide variety of reactive and neoplastic entities, such as nodular fasciitis and vascular, lipomatous, nerve sheath, fibroblastic-myofibroblastic, and fibrohistiocytic tumors.

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