Nodular fasciitis vs fibromatosis

Both fibrosarcoma (28.4 ± 20.0) and nodular fasciitis (33.6 ± 20.9) exhibited a larger value and a greater variation in the PCNA score than did either abdominal (13.5 ± 14.5) or extraabdominal fibromatosis (19.9 ± 21.5). Abdominal fibromatosis exhibited a smaller value and less variation in the score. In short, the PCNA score did not. Nodular fasciitis: Nodular architecture with areas of more loosely arranged, stellate and tissue culture-like cells Mitotic activity is more common Beta catenin- and shows a USP6 gene rearrangement Proliferative fasciitis / myositis: Similar features to nodular fasciitis but also has large ganglion-like cells not seen in fibromatosis Prototypical in this regard is desmoid-type fibromatosis. In a review of 320 surgical specimens diagnosed as desmoid tumor, 94 (29%) were discovered to be misclassified as such. The most common lesions in this series were Gardner fibroma, scar tissue, superficial fibromatosis, nodular fasciitis, myofibroma, and collagenous fibroma

Plantar fasciitis: Medial tuberosity calcaneus. - Bilateral in 1/3. Plantar fibromatosis: Affects medial (60%) or central bands (40%) of plantar fascia. - Bilateral in 1/3. - Multiple on symptomatic side in 1/4. • Size. Plantar fasciitis: Fascial thickness > 4.5 mm Plantar Fasciitis vs. Plantar Fibromatosis. While both plantar fasciitis and plantar fibromatosis revolve around the fascia of your feet, the causes of the two conditions are typically considered to be very different. Plantar fasciitis is caused by overuse and trauma to the arch of the foot, while researchers believe that the primary cause of. plantar fasciitis (especially if nodular): affects the proximal aspect with fusiform thickening of the fascia History and etymology Plantar fibromatosis is sometimes referred to as Ledderhose disease after Georg Ledderhose (1855-1925), German surgeon, who first described it in 1894 7,12 This disease, when arising in patients less than 5 years of age, is characterized as infantile fibomatosis. Most commonly, this tumor involves areas of the shoulder girdle and upper arm, thigh, buttock, and the trunk. Extraabdominal fibromatosis rarely affects the feet and hands. Approximately 10% of those with tumors may have multicentric.

Painful intramuscular nodular fasciitis in the upper arm

Fibrosarcoma Versus Fibromatoses and Cellular Nodular

  1. Nodular Fasciitis Adult Fibrosarcoma ; Rare over 5 cm: Usually over 4 cm: Undulating pattern: Herringbone pattern: Atypical mitotic figures rare: Atypical mitotic figures common: Fine, pale, even chromatin: Coarse, granular, irregular chromatin: Torn appearance of stroma : Lacks torn appearanc
  2. What causes fibromatosis? The cause of fibromatosis remains unclear. In some types of fibromatosis such as desmoid tumours, it is thought that the condition may be related to trauma, hormonal factors, or have a genetic association. Superficial fibromatoses such as palmar, plantar and penile fibromatosis have sometimes been linked to certain diseases such as diabetes, liver disease and.
  3. A plantar fibroma is a benign (non-cancerous) nodule that grows in the arch of the foot and usually appears between ages 20 and 60. It usually is slow-growing and often less than one inch in size. Some can grow faster and are considered plantar fibromatosis. A plantar fibroma or fibromatosis is a disease of the fibrous tissue that grows between.
  4. Fibromatosis refers to a group of conditions characterized by overgrowths of skin and connective tissue tumors called fibromas. These fibromas are usually benign (non-cancerous). Fibromatosis can be classified by a person's age or by the location of the fibromas. The cause of fibromatosis is often unknown, and treatment depends on the.
  5. Nodular Fasciitis. Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of fibro-blasts and myofibroblasts that may be mistaken for a sarcomatous lesion because of its rapid growth, abundant spindle-shaped cells, and mitotic activity (, 1).Nodular fasciitis is probably the most common benign mesenchymal lesion that is histopathologically misdiagnosed as sarcoma, with resultant unnecessary or overly.
  6. Nodular fasciitis. Nodular fasciitis is a rapidly growing non-neoplastic soft tissue lesion that is frequently located in the deep subcutaneous region or in the fascia. The most common locations for nodular fasciitis are the volar aspect of the forearm, the lower extremity, and the chest and back. It typically manifests as a rapidly growing mass
  7. Plantar fibromatosis are soft tissue lumps appearing in the medial arch and can arise with nodular lesions associated with subcutaneous tissue. This condition can develop as a proliferative fasciitis in young and old patients. The fibroma forms in the fascia and in the long plantar ligament ( Fig. 14.25 ). In many cases, the condition is an.

Pathology Outlines - Fibromatosis-desmoi

Diagnosis in short. Nodular fasciitis. H&E stain. LM. usu. well-circumscribed, clusters of (non-pleomorphic) spindle cells, inflammation (lymphocytes), microcysts in cellular regions - uncommon, mitoses - common, extravasated RBCs. LM DDx. myxoid dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, cellular dermatofibroma, desmoid-type fibromatosis, other spindle. Nodular Fasciitis Nodular fasciitis is the most common benign soft-tissue tumor of fibrous origin, accounting for just over 10% of all benign soft-tissue tumors (3). Up to 20% of cases of nodular fasciitis occur in children, and although these tumors may be seen in infants and young children, they more fre-quently affect adolescents (2) Nodular Fasciitis. Nodular fasciitis is a reactive process that can occur in patients of all ages, but most commonly occurs between 20-40 years of age. While it can occur within any site of the body, the upper extremities--especially the forearms--are the most frequent site involved. The trunk is the second most common site Nodular fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue lesion most commonly found in the superficial fascia. The lesion commonly occurs in the first three decades of life. Upper extremities and trunk are the most common affected anatomical areas. Previous history of trauma may be present. Clinically and histologically, nodular fasciitis may be mistaken for.

Nodular fasciitis of the breast: two cases with a review

The mean Ki67 index of nodular fasciitis was not significantly lower than fibrosarcoma, but higher than desmoid fibromatosis. The variable and high Ki67 index in nodular fasciitis may pose a diagnostic challenge. We should not misdiagnose nodular fasciitis as a sarcoma because of its high Ki67 index Nodular fasciitis is a rare, noncancerous tumor. It can appear in soft tissue anywhere on your body. Nodular fasciitis mimics malignant (cancerous) tumors, which makes it a challenge to diagnose Plantar fascial fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose's disease, Morbus Ledderhose, and plantar fibromatosis, is a relatively uncommon non-malignant thickening of the feet's deep connective tissue, or fascia.In the beginning, where nodules start growing in the fascia of the foot the disease is minor [citation needed].Over time walking becomes painful Case 27. Magnetic resonance imaging of nodular fasciitis in a 7-year-old male. (A) Sagittal view demonstrating a T2-weighted, hyperintense, 2.0-cm solid subcutaneous nodule anterior and medial to the tibial insertion of the patellar tendon. (B) Coronal view demonstrating perilesional edema extending superiorly along the fascial plane

Differential diagnostic considerations of desmoid-type

Definition: Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts in the subcutaneous tissues, commonly associated with the deep fascia.Nodular fasciitis is a benign mesenchymal tumor. Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a relatively common mass-forming and self-limited subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation of unknown pathogenesis Nodular Fasciitis. Fibromatosis. Age. Adult women, occasionally occurs in men, wide age range. Wide age range, more common in women but may occur in men. Location. Subcutis of the breast or less commonly within the mammary parenchyma Plantar fasciitis is a low grade inflammatory process where repetitive microtrauma induces microtears which elicit an inflammatory reaction. This stress-related type of plantar fasciitis can be seen in athletes, obese patients, or patients with chronic standing or walking work-related activity Nodular fasciitis is the most common pseudosarcomatous lesion of soft tissue. Ki67 was considered as a useful marker for distinguishing some benign and malignant lesions. To study the usefulness of Ki67 in diagnosis of nodular fasciitis, the expression of Ki67 was examined by using immunostaining in 65 nodular fasciitis specimens, 15 desmoid fibromatosis specimens and 20 fibrosarcoma specimens Myofibroblastic, fibroblastic and/or myoid lesions are rare in the breast but comprise the majority of mammary mesenchymal spindle cell lesions. Wher

Plantar Fasciitis and Fibromatosis Radiology Ke

  1. Plantar fascial fibromatosis. M72.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM M72.2 became effective on October 1, 2020. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M72.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 M72.2 may differ
  2. al (13.5 ± 14.5) or extraabdo
  3. al desmoids, desmoid tumors, low-grade fibrosarcomas, nodular fasciitis) is a sclerosing and infiltrative proliferation of well-differentiated fibroblasts derived from aponeuroses and tendon sheaths. They are generally seen on the heads of dogs, especially Doberman Pinschers and Golden.
  4. ent large, basophilic ganglion-like cells with one or two vesicular nuclei and pro
  5. On sonography, plantar fibromatosis was seen as a discrete fusiform nodular thickening of the plantar fascia, separate from the calcaneal insertion. Approximately one third (36%) of lesions were bilateral, and one quarter (26%) were multiple. All lesions were located either medially (60%) or centrally (40%) in the fascia
  6. RE: Excision of Plantar Fibroma (Ivar Roth, DPM) These benign lesions may overlap with nodular fasciitis and appear as well circumscribed, lobulated tumor attached to tendons/tendon sheaths. This will require removal of portion of the plantar fascia as you have indicated. The proper code would be 28060/Fasciectomy-partial plantar fascia

Treatment of extra-abdominal aggressive fibromatosis with pegylated interferon. Stengel G, Metze D, Dorflinger B, Luger TA, Bohm M. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Aug;59(2 Suppl 1):S7-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.07.019. PMID 18625396 : Re: Response of a KIT-positive extra-abdominal fibromatosis to imatinib mesylate and KIT genetic analysis Deep fibromatosis or desmoid tumor (DF/DT) is a low-grade, soft tissue lesion that is notable for its infiltration and local recurrence and its inability to metastasize. Although the histologic features of DF/DT are well described, there is a paucity of literature regarding cytologic findings Fibromatosis-like metaplastic carcinoma is a newly described metaplastic breast tumor, literature on which is still evolving. A 77-year-old lady presented with a 2 × 2 cm mass with irregular margins in the upper and outer quadrant of left breast. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from the lump was inconclusive. A lumpectomy was performed and sent for frozen section, which revealed. The differential diagnosis of nodular fasciitis in the hand includes fibromatosis, fi-brosarcoma, fibrous histiocytoma, Dupuytren's nodules, giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, synovial sarcoma, and calcifying aponeurotic fibroma.11 After the history and physical examination (including palpation of regional lymphat

Case Num 5 (case id: 11437) Gender: Age: Organ: Soft tissues Diagnosis: Fibromatosis Notes: Juvenile, perimandibular area, vs. nodular fasciitis. History: Juvenile. We report an unusual case of low-grade fibromatosis-like metaplastic carcinoma (LG-FLMC) of the breast. This exceedingly rare epithelial breast malignancy has been reported only 68 times in the past 20 years, and is classified as a subtype of metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC). It is a locally aggressive tumor with a low potential for lymph node and distant metastases, but with a tendency to.

Nodular Fasciitis - Pathology - Orthobullets

Discussion. NF is defined by the WHO as a benign and probably reactive nodular fibroblastic growth, extending from the superficial fascia into the subcutaneous tissue or muscle. 1-3 It was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al, 4 under the name of subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis or fasciitis and has also been called nodular fibrositis, subcutaneous fibromatosis and. A plantar fibroma is a non-cancerous growth in the foot. It grows in the plantar fascia, in the arch of the foot. It has a range of potential causes including genetics and chronic liver disease Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a relatively common tumefactive soft tissue lesion affecting mainly younger adults and often located in the subcutis of the arms and upper trunk [1,2,3].The head and neck region is another common localization [].Infrequently, NF can occur at uncommon sites, e.g., the vulva [], the dermis [], intraarticular [] or intraoral [] sites

What is Plantar Fibromatosis? Heel That Pai

Fibromatosis is a thickening and invasive growth in tendon sheaths. They are generally seen on the heads of dogs, especially Doberman Pinschers and Golden Retrievers, where they are commonly called nodular fasciitis. Fibromatoses are generally indistinguishable from infiltrative fibrosarcomas (see below) except by microscopic examination A plantar fibroma is a noncancerous or benign growth in the arch of your foot. It develops in the plantar fascia, which is thick, fibrous tissue at the bottom of your feet. This tissue covers the. Keloid, Nodular fasciitis, fibromatosis, fibrosarcoma. What are keloids composed of? Overgrowth of granulation tissue (type 3 collagen) which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1. What is the difference between the fibrosis of a scar and a keloid? Scar: Fibrosis isolate to 1 sit BENIGN AND LOW-GRADE SPINDLE CELL TUMORS 6.1 Fibromas 6.2 Elastofibroma 6.3 Fibromatosis 6.4 Neurofibroma 6.5 Schwannoma 6.6 Perineurioma 6.7 Nodular Fasciitis 6.8 Additional Variants of Fasciitis 6.9 Angiomyofibroblastoma 6.10 Cellular Angiofibroma 6.11 Myofibroblastoma 6.12 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor 6.13 Leiomyoma 6.14 Myofibroma and Myofibromatosis 6.15 Solitary Fibrous Tumor 6.16 Low.

There are numerous benign or malignant soft tissue and other types of tumors with superficial location (i.e. skin) that can resemble the lesions associated with infantile fibromatosis. Such conditions include nodular fasciitis, pediatric sarcomas, desmoid tumors, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, neurofibromas, hemangiomas, lymphangiomas. When the epithelial component is completely overtaken by the mesenchymal elements, such cases must be distinguished from fibromatosis and nodular fasciitis. Metaplastic spindle cell carcinoma, low-grade vs Fibromatosis : Metaplastic spindle cell carcinoma is a tumor of peri- and post-menopausal women benign: nodular fasciitis, myositis ossificans, fibromatosis, fibrous histiocytoma malignant: fibrosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma. tumors of skeletal muscle. nodular fasciitis age. adults. nodular fasciitis site. subcutaneous or intramuscular nodule, forearm, chest, back. history of trauma in under 15%. Plantar fasciitis vs plantar fasciosis - Podantics . Plantar fascial fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose's disease, Morbus Ledderhose, and. The overlying skin is freely movable, and contracture of the toes does not occur in the initial stages. Plantar fasciitis is frequently confused with heel spurs or flat fee

Plantar fibromatosis Radiology Reference Article

Nodular fasciitis is the most common pseudosarcomatous lesion of soft tissue. Ki67 was considered as a useful marker for distinguishing some benign and malignant lesions. To study the usefulness of Ki67 in diagnosis of nodular fasciitis, the expression of Ki67 was examined by using immunostaining in 65 nodular fasciitis specimens, 15 desmoid fibromatosis specimens and 20 fibrosarcoma specimens Nodular enhancing mass on the surface of the forearm extensor musculature. Differential diagnoses. Nodular fasciitis. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (or other sarcoma) Fibromatosis. Discussion. A soft tissue mass is a relatively frequent presenting symptom with etiologies that range from the benign to the aggressive Nodular fasciitis (NF) is generally regarded as a benign, tumor-like proliferation of myofibroblasts, that typically occurs in the extremities, originally described by Konwaller et al. [1, 2].The head and neck region is a common location for NF, particularly in children, but NF of the parotid gland is rare Nodular fasciitis is a benign, self-limiting proliferation of fibroblasts with a preference for the upper extremities, trunk, and head and neck of young adults. Konwaler et al. first reported this disease as subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis in 1955 [ 1 ] Definition [edit | edit source]. The Ledderhose disease, also known as a plantar fibromatosis or Morbus Ledderhose, is a small slow-growing lesion of the superficial fibromatoses of the plantar aponeurosis. It can be described as a benign fibroblastic proliferative disorder in which fibrous nodules may develop in the plantar aponeurosis, more specifically on the medial plantar side of the foot.

A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is benign (nonmalignant) and usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment Each chapter is subdivided into differential pairs (e.g., nodular fasciitis vs. fibrous histiocytoma, nodular fasciitis vs. neurofibroma, nodular fasciitis vs. desmoid type fibromatosis, etc.). Each differential subsection begins with a one-page chart comparing two entities, and detailing succinct, high-yield facts about the clinical.

Plantar fascia fibromatosis ultrasound (Ledderhose disease

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Nodular Fasciitis in the Head and Neck: CT and MR ImagingPathology Outlines - Nodular fasciitis

Although in clinical practice plantar fasciitis is the most common diagnosis in patients with heel pain, a spectrum of disorders may also affect the plantar aponeurosis, including enthesopathy, traumatic and corticosteroid-induced rupture, rheumatologic and infectious processes, and plantar fibromatosis. Plantar Fasciitis Torngren S, Frisell J, Nilsson R, Wiege M Nodular fasciitis and fibromatosis of the female breast simulating breast cancer. Case reports. Eur J Surg. 1991 Feb;157(2):155-8. NOTA: Esto es un foro médico profesional, que no tiene como objetivo ofrecer consejo médico o de salud. Los mensajes enviados a este foro solicitando estos consejos, no. Importance Nodular fasciitis is a rare benign tumor that can present in the head and neck in children. A better understanding of this rare condition is critical to optimize management. Objective To review the presentation, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of pediatric nodular fasciitis of the head and neck.. Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective review of all patients treated.

Nodular fasciitis is a relatively common benign soft tissue lesion composed of fibroblastic and myofibroblastic proliferation. Since it was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. [], it remains as the most common benign condition that is confused with sarcoma due to rapid growth, high cellularity, and mitotic activity [].Clinically, nodular fasciitis presents as a rapidly growing mass or. A positive result is consistent with rearrangement of the USP6 gene locus on 17p13 and supports the diagnosis of aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) or nodular fasciitis (NF). A negative result is consistent with no rearrangement of the USP6 gene locus on 17p13. However, this result does not exclude the diagnosis of ABC or NF

Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a benign proliferative myofibroblastic lesion that may regress spontaneously 1.Although the etiology of NF is uncertain, histopathologically, it bears a close resemblance to organizing granulation tissue, and myofibroblastic proliferation may be initiated by a local injury or local inflammatory process, which supports a reactive proliferation theory triggered by. USPF : Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a multicystic and expansile bone tumor of uncertain line of differentiation. USP6 rearrangements are detectable in approximately 70% of primary ABC and not in other conditions that may simulate ABC histologically, including giant cell tumor of bone, osteosarcoma, osteoblastoma, brown tumor, cherubism, and vascular neoplasms fibromatosis [fi″bro-mah-to´sis] 1. the presence of multiple fibromas. 2. the formation of a fibrous tumorlike nodule arising from the deep fascia, with a tendency to local recurrence. fibromatosis gingi´vae (gingival fibromatosis) a noninflammatory fibrous hyperplasia of the gingivae and palate, manifested as a dense, smooth, or nodular overgrowth.

Differential Diagnosis - Adult Fibrosarcoma - Surgical

Nodular fasciitis; Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis; Pseudosarcomatous fasciitis; Proliferative fasciitis; Infiltrative fasciitis; parents: Arthritis 3723001: hierarchies: a selection of possible paths. SNOMED CT Concept 138875005 Clinical finding 404684003 Finding by site 11823400 M72.0 Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren] M72.1 Knuckle pads; M72.2 Plantar fascial fibromatosis; M72.4 Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis; M72.6 Necrotizing fasciitis; M72.8 Other fibroblastic disorders; M72.9 Fibroblastic disorder, unspecifie ICD-10-CM. 13. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99) M60-M79 Soft tissue disorders. M70-M79 Other soft tissue disorders. M72 Fibroblastic disorders

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• Nodular Fasciitis • Proliferative Fasciitis • Proliferative Myositis • Fibroma of the Tendon Sheath • Keloid/Hypertrophic Scar • Elastofibroma II. Fibromatoses • Superficial (Palmar, Plantar, Penile) • Deep (Intraabdominal, extraabdominal) III. Fibrosarcomas I. Fibrous Proliferations of Infancy/Childhoo Among the most common tumors which can be classified as benign soft tissue tumors are lipoma, angiolipoma, fibroma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, neurilemmona, hemangioma, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, and myxoma. Some conditions, like nodular fasciitis, are not tumors, but may require similar treatment

Plantar Fibroma and Plantar Fibromatosis FootCareM

I assume we are talking about the plantar fibromatosis that is a lump on the plantar fascia and not your typical plantar fasciitis. If so.... To echo rroof, I have had some relative success with verapamil gel but it takes months to see any improvement. Verapamil is used to reduce the nodular mass - the fibromatosis Palmar Fibromatosis is a common condition that affects the soft tissues of the hands and fingers. It typically causes painless nodules in the volar aspect (palm) of the hand. Palmar Fibromatosis is seen in adults, mostly men, over 30 years of age. The condition may affect both the hands The latest edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone is a comprehensive, yet concise reference book. It brings with it some fundamental as well as minor changes to the previous edition. This book is a product of collaboration of 159 authors from 24 different countries throughout the world Plantar fasciitis is more connected to heel pain, while plantar fibroma is felt in the middle part of the foot. Plantar fibroma is the name of a nodule, growth, triggerpoint, or knot embedded in the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot *Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma -- also known as -- Juvenile aponeurotic fibroma Describe Nodular fasciitis (mention benign/malignant, age, location, growth rate, size, margins, histological features, similarty to other tumors) Nodular Fasciitis : *Benign *Young adults *Upper extremities *Infiltrative margins *spindle cells *Loose mucoid matri

Fibromatosis types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatmen

Nodular fasciitis refers to a condition where a benign growth occurs under the skin, in the muscle, or in the connective tissues. This may have few symptoms, though in about half of the cases, there may be some tenderness when the growth is touched. Doctors suggest that injury to the tissues may be a possible cause of this condition This study reports a case of nodular fasciitis incidentally detected in a patient with papillary thyroid cancer. A 47-year-old woman underwent a total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy for papillary thyroid cancer. On a follow‑up fluorodeoxyglucose (18F‑FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) scan after 12 months, a focal 18F‑FDG‑avid lesion was incidentally detected in the. Treatment of plantar fibromatosis is usually not indicated unless the nodules become large enough to cause pressure-related pain with weight bearing. If so, orthoses can help redistribute pressure away from the fibrotic nodular lesions. Surgery usually results in recurrence and sometimes painful scar tissue necessitating further surgery

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Nodular fasciitis Radiology Reference Article

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Proliferative fasciitis is similar to nodular fasciitis, occurring in the lower limbs in an older age group than nodular fasciitis. Proliferative myositis also affects older individuals in the shoulder and scapular regions. Aspiration cytology findings are similar to nodular fasciitis with a more frequent presence of ganglion-like cells Two cases were diagnosed cytologically as fibromatosis or nodular fasciitis (NF). One of these histologically was an intramuscular hemangioma, the other a DESP. The last two cases were diagnosed by FNAB as spindle‐cell lesion, undetermined if benign or malignant, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH). Histologically both of these case were. Nodular fasciitis is a benign self‐limited myofibroblastic neoplasm, which usually involves the upper extremities and trunk of young patients. These tumors have been shown to harbor a translocation involving the MYH9 and USP6 genes, leading to overexpression of the latter. We report seven cases of nodular fasciitis with cutaneous presentations. All cases involved the dermis, with six. A fibroma is a benign, tumor-like growth made up mostly of fibrous or connective tissue. Tumor-like growths such as fibroma develop when uncontrolled cell growth occurs for an unknown reason, or as a result of injury or local irritation. Fibromas can form anywhere in the body and usually do not require treatment or removal

Accepted for publication May 10, 2005 Introduction lower extremities of adults, particularly the volar aspect Nodular fasciitis was initially described in 1955 by of the forearm, and only 10-20% are estimated to Konwaller et al. as 'subcutaneous pseudosarcoma- occur in the head and neck region.1 In children, how- tous fibromatosis. Nodular fasciitis Proliferative fasciitis Proliferative myositis Ischaemic fasciitis With heterotopic ossification Ossifying fasciitis Fibro-osseous pseudotumour Myositis ossificans Heterotopic mesenteric ossification Massive localised lymphoedema of morbid obesity Benign tumours with focal atypia Pleomorphic fibrom Plantar Fibromatosis. Plantar fibromatoses are fusiform nodular thickenings of the plantar fascia in the mid foot. Patients will usually present with one or more palpable lumps or thickenings in the arch of their foot. Not usually painful but may be symptomatic due to physical discomfort Definition: • A benign neoplasm composed of mixture of fibroblastic and. histiocytic cells arranged in sheets of short fascicles and. accompanied by inflammatory cells, foam cells and siderophages, which may develop within subcutaneous tissue, deep soft tissue. or in parenchymal organs