Issue N# 5 - 2010
Cranial fasciitis of childhood
Authors : Blanchard D, Hibon R, Hitier M, Galateau-Sallé F, Abadie-Koebele C, Babin E. (Caen)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2010;131,4:289-293.
Article published in french
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Objective: To describe the clinical and pathological features of cranial fasciitis of childhood, and to review and compare this case with those of international literature. Methods: We report a case of cranial fasciitis of childhood located on the face of a 13-month-old boy. A complete review was performed from the database «Pub Med», looking for the key words «head and neck inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour», «nodular fasciitis», «cranial fasciitis of childhood». Results: Cranial fasciitis is benign rapidly growing fibroblastic tumour, belonging to the group of nodular fasciitis, and has a predilection for the head and neck region of young children. This tumour is highly cellular and often show striking erosion of bone often misdiagnosed as a sarcoma. Surgery with adequate resection margin is the best treatment. There is no tendency for local recurrence. Conclusion: Positive pathological diagnosis of cranial fasciitis is uncommon and may be difficult.
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