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Head Neck Pathol. 2011 Sep;5(3):276-80. doi: 10.1007/s12105-011-0289-4. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Clinical pathologic conference case 3: nodular fasciitis.

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  • 1Texas A&M Health Science Center-Baylor College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX 75246, USA. anaidu@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Abstract

Intraoral nodular nodular fasciitis is a rare entity that is important to recognize because it may simulate a malignancy clinically and histologically. The rapid growth and high mitotic index seen in nodular fasciitis may suggest a malignant neoplastic process, but it is generally considered to be a benign reactive proliferation. Recognizing the unique histologic features of nodular fasciitis is important to avoid a possible misdiagnosis as a malignancy, leading to unnecessary further treatment.

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21861079
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PMC3173537
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10.1007/s12105-011-0289-4
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