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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2011 Jul;39(5):340-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.04.014. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

Oral nodular fasciitis: report of a case of the buccal mucosa.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Head: Prof. Dr. C. Alexandridis), Faculty of Dentistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.


Nodular fasciitis is a benign, reactive, proliferative spindle-cell lesion, usually located at the subcutaneous tissues or muscle fascia. Clinically, it manifests as a soft-tissue mass with well-defined margins and fixed to the adjacent structures. Because of its rapid growth rate, rich cellularity and relatively high mitotic activity, nodular fasciitis is sometimes misdiagnosed as a sarcoma. Accurate diagnosis is based only on histopathological examination. A rare case of nodular fasciitis of the buccal mucosa in a 50-year-old female patient is presented.

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