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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008 May;105(5):e53-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.01.009.

MRI sign of nodular fasciitis: a case report.

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Neuroradiology Division of Department of Radiology, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14620, USA.


Soft tissue masses of the facial region have common clinical and radiological features resulting in varied differential diagnosis. Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts that may be mistaken for a sarcomatous lesion because of its rapid growth. Buccal space, although an uncommon site for the lesion, can be involved by nodular fasciitis. Diagnosis is usually provided by histopathology. A case of nodular fasciitis of buccal space is reported. This case demonstrated characteristic thickening and enhancement of the adjacent fascial plane, supporting the preoperative specific diagnosis of the lesion.

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