Nodular Fasciitis of the Masticatory Space: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation

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MG Kamalapur, PB Patil, SK Joshi, DU Shastri

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:149-54

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312089

Nodular fasciitis is a rare benign reactive process of the soft tissues, occurring predominantly in the upper limbs and is less common in the head and neck region. This report describes a histologically proven diagnosis of nodular fasciitis in a 10-year-old boy, who presented with a submandibular swelling. The magnetic resonance imaging findings, its role in this condition, and the differential diagnosis of this uncommon entity are discussed.




MG Kamalapur, PB Patil, SK Joshi, DU Shastri

結節性筋膜炎是軟組織罕見的良性反應性病變,主要累及上肢,頭部和頸部並不常見。本文報告一 名經組織學證實的結節性筋膜炎病例。病例為一名10歲男孩,以下頜下腺區腫脹就診。本文同時討 論該病的磁共振成像特徵,及磁共振在診斷及鑑別診斷該罕見病症中的作用。