Nodular fasciitis of the breast in an elderly woman

Jennifer A. Knight, Katie N. Hunt, Jodi Carter

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Abstract

Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts most commonly found in the soft tissues of the upper extremities and the trunk of young to middle-aged adults. Nodular fasciitis is infrequently encountered in the breast and in the elderly. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman presenting with a palpable breast mass with imaging features that mimicked malignancy. Knowledge of this entity is important to allow proper radiological and pathologic concordance and patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Benign mesenchymal tumor
  • Breast
  • Mammography
  • Nodular fasciitis
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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