Nodular Fasciitis of the Auricle: A Case Report

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Sinus and Surgical Endoscopic Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Department of pathology, Quaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Departments of Otorhinolaryngolog, Quaem Educational Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

Introduction:
Nodular fasciitis is described as a benign reactive proliferation of myofibroblasts. Due to its rapid-growing nature, a precise clinical diagnosis is difficult and the condition is frequently misdiagnosed as malignant lesions.
 
Case Report:
In this study, we present the case of a young woman with an auricular nodular fasciitis as an example of one of the rarest sites of this tumor. The patient underwent an excision of the lesion under general anesthesia. The literature choices for treatment include complete excision, partial excision, or intralesional injection of steroids. Due to its associated local discomfort, and in order to exclude other differential diagnosis, we recommend a complete surgical excision.
 
Conclusion: 
Auricular nodular fasciitis is a rare lesion. Due to its associated local discomfort, and in order to exclude other differential diagnosis, we recommend a complete surgical excision.

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