Najihah Binti Nordin*, Razak I, Roslim-Siti Norain and Shahrul H
Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Najihah Binti Nordin, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Ampang, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
Received: June 10, 2021; Published: July 19, 2021
Background: Nodular fasciitis is a benign soft tissue lesion caused by reactive proliferative fibroblast mainly according to literature triggered by trauma. Morphologically it mimics sarcoma hence also called pseudosarcoma. It is commonly seen in upper and lower extremities, as well as the trunk but rarely in the head and neck region. We are reporting a rare presentation of nodular fasciitis seen over right maxillary region.
Case Report: A 27-year-old chronic smoker male presented with 3-month history of gradual increasing in size of painless right maxillary mass with history of trauma to the face more than 6 months prior to presentation with no other significant history. On examination there was a swelling seen over right maxillary region measuring 3 cm x3cm, which was mobile with firm to hard in consistency, non-tender with no overlying skin changes. Computed Tomography of the paranasal sinuses showed a well-defined round heterogeneously enhancing subcutaneous soft tissue lesion seen at the right anterior maxillary region measuring 1.8 cm X 2.0 cm with no bony invasion, or calcification seen. Fine Needle Aspiration and Cytology revealed spindle cell lesion. Patient underwent tumor excision via sublabial approach and hhistologically reported as nodular fasciitis with positive for SMA (smooth-muscle specific actin) stain. Patient recovered fully postoperatively and no recurrence upon subsequent follow up.
Conclusion: In conclusion, although Nodular Fasciitis is uncommonly seen over head and neck region, it should always be considered as one of the differential diagnosis especially for any painless subcutaneous mass. A thoughtful consideration and careful work up should be done to obtain a proper diagnosis and treatment of this favorable lesion as the prognosis is good with low recurrence rate.
Keywords: Nodular Fasciitis; Fibroblast; Trauma; Pseudosarcoma
Citation: Najihah Binti Nordin., et al. “An Unusual Presentation of Nodular Fasciitis: A Rare Case".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.8 (2021): 75-77.
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