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Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181df6305
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Single Institution Series of Nodular Fasciitis in Children

Bemrich-Stolz, Christina J. MD*; Kelly, David R. MD; Muensterer, Oliver J. MD, PhD; Pressey, Joseph Gerald MD*

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Abstract

Nodular fasciitis often resembles malignant sarcomas from a clinical and pathologic perspective. We describe the case of an infant that presented with a supraclavicular nodular fasciitis that recurred after an initial gross total resection. A review of pathology records at the Children's Hospital of Alabama led to the identification of 18 nodular fasciitis cases between 1997 and 2009, all of which underwent surgical excisions. Patient characteristics were similar to previous studies that detected a broad range of ages at diagnosis, a male predominance, and a predilection for the head and neck. Only one tumor recurred after the initial surgical intervention. All patients ultimately recovered with minimal morbidity.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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