Nodular fasciitis of the nose in a child

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1995 Nov;33(3):257-64. doi: 10.1016/0165-5876(95)01212-5.


Nodular fasciitis is an unusual benign tumour composed of fibroblasts. It presents as a rapidly growing mass arising from subcutaneous or deep fascia. Less than 20% of cases occur in children. Diagnosis can only be made by histopathological examination of a biopsy of the lesion. A case of nodular fasciitis presenting as a mass arising from the right nasal cavity in a 19-month-old female is presented. The lesion was successfully eradicated by surgical removal. There has been no recurrence at 4-year review. Nodular fasciitis is a benign condition that may mimic malignancy clinically and histologically. Recognition of this condition is important to avoid unnecessarily aggressive treatment. Relevant clinical, radiological and histological features are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ethmoid Bone / physiopathology
  • Ethmoid Bone / surgery
  • Fasciitis / diagnosis
  • Fasciitis / physiopathology*
  • Fasciitis / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Nasal Cavity / diagnostic imaging
  • Nasal Cavity / physiopathology*
  • Nasal Cavity / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed