Nodular Fasciitis of the Orbit: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/789
Title:
Nodular Fasciitis of the Orbit: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature
Authors:
Riffle, John E.; Prosser, Andrea H.; Lee, Jeffrey R.; Lynn, Julie J.
Abstract:
Nodular fasciitis is a benign, reactive, fibroblastic proliferation in which nodules most commonly develop in the subcutaneous or superficial fascia of the extremities. The occurrence of these growths in the orbital region is relatively rare. Our intent is to report another orbital case of this benign fibroproliferative tumor and to provide a brief review of the pertinent medical literature. The salient pathologic features of nodular fasciitis are summarized. The potential for the misdiagnosis of these benign mesenchymal tumors as a malignant sarcomatous neoplasm is discussed. It is important for ophthalmologists to be aware of this pathologic entity and its pseudosarcomatous appearance.
Citation:
Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2011 Oct 19; 2011:235956
Issue Date:
19-Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/789
DOI:
10.1155/2011/235956
PubMed ID:
22611507
PubMed Central ID:
PMC3350301
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2090-6730
Appears in Collections:
Department of Ophthalmology Faculty Papers

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dc.contributor.authorRiffle, John E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorProsser, Andrea H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jeffrey R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLynn, Julie J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T20:30:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-26T20:30:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-19en_US
dc.identifier.citationCase Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2011 Oct 19; 2011:235956en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-6730en_US
dc.identifier.pmid22611507en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2011/235956en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/789-
dc.description.abstractNodular fasciitis is a benign, reactive, fibroblastic proliferation in which nodules most commonly develop in the subcutaneous or superficial fascia of the extremities. The occurrence of these growths in the orbital region is relatively rare. Our intent is to report another orbital case of this benign fibroproliferative tumor and to provide a brief review of the pertinent medical literature. The salient pathologic features of nodular fasciitis are summarized. The potential for the misdiagnosis of these benign mesenchymal tumors as a malignant sarcomatous neoplasm is discussed. It is important for ophthalmologists to be aware of this pathologic entity and its pseudosarcomatous appearance.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2011 John E. Riffle et al.en_US
dc.subjectCase Reporten_US
dc.titleNodular Fasciitis of the Orbit: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literatureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3350301en_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDepartment of Ophthalmology-

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