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)
JournalRadiology Case Reports
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Fasciitis
Breast
Myofibroblasts
Upper Extremity
Fibroblasts
Neoplasms

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Nodular fasciitis of the breast in an elderly woman. / Knight, Jennifer A.; Hunt, Katie N.; Carter, Jodi.

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