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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. aksharma73@rediffmail.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18442736
DOI:
10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.01.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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