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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


ALMEIDA, F. et al. Nodular fascitis of the maxillofacial region: Two case reports and a review of the literature. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.1, pp.43-47. ISSN 2173-9161.

Nodular fasciitis is a relatively rare clinical entity that is characterized by a rapidly growing tumor-like mass, although it has a benign clinical behavior and pseudosarcomatous histological characteristics. Its appearance in the maxillofacial area is unusual, and two cases are presented of patients that attended as a result of nodules that were hard in consistency, non-tender, in the zygomatic region beside the mandible, and that were diagnosed as nodular fasciitis. The cases are highlighted because of the atypical location of the nodular fasciitis and the histopathology is revised.

Keywords : Nodular fasciitis; Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis; Infiltrative fasciitis.

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