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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

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


CAMACHO-LEONE, Roy et al. Nodular fasciitis in head and neck region. A case report. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2023, vol.45, n.1, pp.46-49.  Epub June 26, 2023. ISSN 2173-9161.

Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a rare entity consisting of a benign myofibroblastic proliferation of the muscle fascia, a process of unknown etiology. The usual clinical presentation consists of a tumor of less than 4 cm in diameter, painless, of hard consistency and rapid growth. Localization in the craniofacial territory is very infrequent (7-20 %). Nodular fasciitis can be clinically and histologically confused with malignant tumors, so a correct diagnosis is very important. We present the case of a 79-year-old male patient who consulted for the appearance of an asymptomatic paramandibular tumor, with a hard consistency and two months of evolution. After performing complementary tests, the cytological diagnosis was mesenchymal neoplasm with atypia suspicious of malignancy, recommending histological study.In conclusion, an extremely rare giant-sized mucinous adenocarcinoma of the submandibular gland is presented.

Keywords : Fasciitis; nodular; mandibular; tumor; benign; head; neck; maxillofacial.

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