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nodular fasciitis

G Mechtersheimer, M Werner
USP6, also known as Tre-2 and TRE17, is an ubiquitase-specific proteinase that was identified more than two decades ago as a potential oncogene when it exhibited transforming properties upon overexpression in NIH 3T3 cells. Until recently, however, little was known about the function and the oncogenetic activation of USP6. The identification of rearrangements of the USP6 gene in aneurysmal bone cyst and in nodular fasciitis has not only led to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these entities, but is also a useful tool in their diagnosis and differential diagnostic delineation from morphological mimics...
March 16, 2018: Der Pathologe
Jennifer A Knight, Katie N Hunt, Jodi Carter
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...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Eugenio Rimondi, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Costantino Errani, Teresa Calabrò, Alberto Bazzocchi, Giancarlo Facchini, Salvatore Donatiello, Paolo Spinnato, Daniel Vanel, Ugo Albisinni, Patrizia Pelotti
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and ultrasonography (US) findings of soft tissue hemangiomas, and to compare with the results of histologic diagnosis after US-guided biopsy. METHOD AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively studied the files of 97 patients (48 female, 49 male; mean age, 34 years; range 4-84 years) with soft tissue hemangiomas diagnosed from 2004 to 2011. Mean follow-up was 9 years (range 7-13 years). Clinical presentation included intermittent mild pain associated with a soft tissue swelling/palpable mass in all patients, chronic pain and increased local heat in 29 patients, local swelling and decreased range of motion of the adjacent joint in 45 patients, and all the above symptoms in 23 patients...
February 23, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
Vatsal Khanna, Manikandan Rajan, Trishya Reddy, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
INTRODUCTION: Nodular Fasciitis, also known as infiltrative or pseudosarcomatous fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue tumour of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic differentiation, that was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This is a case report of a 27-year old male with complaints of a swelling in the right axilla for 2 and ½ years measuring 12 cm × 10 cm. Chest X-Ray was normal. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right arm and chest showed an irregular mass in the axilla in the muscular-subcutaneous plane measuring 10...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gaetano Magro
Spindle cell lesions of the breast cover a wide spectrum of diseases ranging from reactive tumor-like lesions to high-grade malignant tumors. The recognition of the benign spindle cell tumor-like lesions (nodular fasciitis; reactive spindle cell nodule after biopsy, inflammatory pseudotumor/inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; fascicular variant of pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia) and tumors (myofibroblastoma, benign fibroblastic spindle cell tumor, leiomyoma, schwannoma, spindle cell lipoma, solitary fibrous tumor, myxoma) is crucial to avoid confusion with morphologically similar but more aggressive bland-appearing spindle cell tumors, such as desmoid-type fibromatosis, low-grade (fibromatosis-like) spindle cell carcinoma, low-grade fibrosarcoma/myofibroblastic sarcoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans...
March 2018: Surgical Pathology Clinics
Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Biswajit Dey, Jenna Bhattacharya, Shyama Jain
Background: Epididymal lesions are uncommon in clinical practice. Few case series has been described in the literature documenting the role of cytology in the evaluation of epididymal nodules. This study was undertaken to analyze the cytomorphology of epididymal nodules and to evaluate role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in early definitive diagnosis of epididymal nodules. Materials and Methods: A total of seventy cases of epididymal nodules were aspirated over a period of 6 years in the Department of Pathology...
2017: CytoJournal
Serena Y Tan, Linda J Szymanski, Carlos Galliani, David Parham, Eduardo Zambrano
Pathological diagnosis of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) in the pediatric population is challenging, as it occurs uncommonly in this age-group and resembles other spindle cell neoplasms. SFT contains a NAB2-STAT6 fusion gene, which can be reliably detected using STAT6 immunohistochemistry. Positive staining is highly sensitive and specific. We sought to investigate the utility of STAT6 immunohistochemistry, to show how commonly SFT was historically recognized at 3 academic pediatric institutions, to reclassify them when appropriate, and to demonstrate features of major mimics of SFT...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Ashley Elsensohn, Sasha Getty, Jessica Shiu, Sébastien de Feraudy
Nodular fasciitis is a benign myofibroblastic tumor. Its uncommon variant, proliferative fasciitis (PF), can present in an even less common intradermal form. We report a case of intradermal PF of the ear in a 45-year-old man who presented with recurrent episodes of pain and swelling of the lesion. Histologic examination showed a dermal, nodular proliferation of ganglion-like basophilic fibroblasts with prominent nuclei and nucleoli, admixed with foamy histiocytes and areas of spindle cells arranged in intersecting fascicles in a fibromyxoid background...
February 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
I Jenkyn, A King, K A Moutasim, S Sharma
Nodular fasciitis is a relatively rare benign lesion of the soft tissue, which often presents in the fascia or deep subcutaneous tissues. It most commonly presents in the upper extremities and trunk and the head and neck region, particularly in younger patients. Its pathogenesis is poorly understood and it is predominantly thought to be a reactive lesion, although some have suggested that it may be a benign neoplasm. Advances in molecular testing and imaging have greatly assisted diagnosis. We discuss the benefits of ubiquitin-specific protease 6 (USP6) gene rearrangement testing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to aid this uncommon diagnosis...
January 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Lisheng Li, Hong Yang, Ting Li, Jinan Feng, Wanze Chen, Lu Ao, Xuying Shi, Yingying Lin, Haoyun Liu, Enrun Zheng, Qiaofa Lin, Jingjing Bu, Yanhua Zeng, Min Zheng, Yan Xu, Zhijun Liao, Jiacheng Lin, Yan He, Dexin Lin
The c-Jun gene encodes a transcription factor that has been implicated in many physiological and pathological processes. c-Jun is a highly unstable protein that is degraded through an ubiquitination/proteasome-dependent mechanism. However, the deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) that regulates the stability of the c-Jun protein requires further investigation. Here, by screening a DUB expression library, we identified the ubiquitin-specific protease 6 (USP6) and showed that it regulates the stability of the c-Jun protein in a manner depending on its enzyme activity...
October 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Siti Nurhuda Sharudin, Siow Wei Tan, Nor Fadhilah Mohamad, Suresh Kumar Vasudevan, Hanizah Khairan, Y C Mun, Jothi Shanmuganathan
A 25-year-old Chinese woman presented with recurrent painless swelling over the left medial canthus region for 3 months and intranasal mass for an indeterminate duration. Initial incision biopsy of the mass was reported as nodular fasciitis but the lesion recurred 3 weeks later. Intraoperative findings during repeat biopsy showed a mass extending from the deep dermal tissue into the anterior orbit and polyp-like nasal mass. Histopathology findings were that of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). The mass recurred 4 months later without orbital or intranasal recurrence...
October 23, 2017: Orbit
Daniel Yeomans, Ali Qureishi, Ketan Shah, Stuart Winter
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is an unusual, benign condition which can mimic more sinister, sarcomatous lesions both clinically and histologically. This case report presents a 35-year-old male, with a rapidly growing mass on the border of his left mandible, referred to a specialist head and neck unit. The initial presentation, radiology and cytology were initially inconclusive and the possibility of a malignant process was considered. Final histology was that of NF, the treatment of which is complete surgical excision...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Kavita Mardi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a common malignancy with multiple variants, some of which are rarely encountered in routine surgical pathology practice. PTC with exuberant nodular fasciitis-like stroma or PTC with fibromatosis-like stroma is one such variant. This tumor is characterized by an abundant stromal component with an intervening epithelial component with the typical morphologic features of PTC. We describe gross and histopathological features of this rare variant of papillary carcinoma in a 38-year-old female and review the literature...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Nami Takada, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Masahiro Ito, Aki Ito, Ayana Suzuki, Miyoko Higuchi, Seiji Kuma, Toshitetsu Hayashi, Masao Kishikawa, Shuichi Horikawa, Akira Miyauchi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with desmoid-type fibromatosis (DTF) is characterized by genetic alterations of the fibroblasts. However, PTC-DTF is extremely rare, and the reports on such cases have been sporadic. Immunohistochemical staining using the antibody for beta-catenin is useful in diagnosing the variant. This report aims to describe the clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical findings in 14 cases of PTC-DTF and to clarify the diagnostic significance of the variant. The patients included 9 women and 5 men, with a mean age of 49...
August 10, 2017: Endocrine Journal
Nimesh R Patel, John S A Chrisinger, Elizabeth G Demicco, Stephen F Sarabia, Jacquelyn Reuther, Erica Kumar, Andre M Oliveira, Steven D Billings, Judith V M G Bovée, Angshumoy Roy, Alexander J Lazar, Dolores H Lopez-Terrada, Wei-Lien Wang
Nodular fasciitis is a self-limited myofibroblastic lesion that can be misdiagnosed as a sarcoma as a result of its rapid growth, cellularity, and sometimes prominent mitotic activity. A recurrent translocation t(17;22) has been identified in nodular fasciitis, fusing the coding region of USP6 to the promoter region of MYH9, and resulting in increased USP6 expression. A subset of cases show USP6 rearrangement without the typical fusion variants by RT-PCR, or any MYH9 rearrangement by FISH. We sought to further characterize such tumors using molecular diagnostic assays...
November 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Gregor Krings, Patrick McIntire, Sandra J Shin
Myofibroblastic, fibroblastic and/or myoid lesions are rare in the breast but comprise the majority of mammary mesenchymal spindle cell lesions. Whereas most have similar features to their counterparts at extramammary sites, pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia is considered a breast-specific myofibroblastic proliferation on the same spectrum as myofibroblastoma. Other lesions with myofibroblastic/fibroblastic differentiation include fibromatosis and nodular fasciitis, as well as more aggressive tumors such as the rarely reported myofibrosarcoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor and fibrosarcoma...
September 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Minjung Seo, Misung Kim, Eun Sook Kim, Hongbo Sim, Sungmin Jun, Seol Hoon Park
This study reports a case of nodular fasciitis incidentally detected in a patient with papillary thyroid cancer. A 47-year-old woman underwent a total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine therapy for papillary thyroid cancer. On a follow-up fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) scan after 12 months, a focal (18)F-FDG-avid lesion was incidentally detected in the paraspinal muscle. It was well-enhanced on CT and magnetic resonance imaging, indicating metastasis. However, the lesion was not iodine avid on the (123)I whole body scan, which favored benign etiology over metastasis from thyroid cancer...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
Jency Joy Chemmanam
Tongue cancer surgery involves wide excision of tumors with negative margins. It can cause significant morbidity if adequate function is not restored with the use of grafts or flaps if the defect is large. Nodular fasciitis is an uncommon entity in the tongue and a mimicker of malignancy. Preoperative diagnosis avoids mutilating radical surgery. The lesion is benign and the recurrence potential is very low with marginal excision.
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Satoru Ozaki, Satomi Kasashima, Atsuhiro Kawashima, Akishi Ooi
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is rare low-grade soft-tissue tumor that occurs in extremities. Clinically it is difficult to differentiate from benign lesions, such as nodular fasciitis, and malignant tumors, such as liposarcoma. We report a case of MIFS in the forearm of a 34-year-old man. The resected tumor measured 5.3 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm(3) , had a lobular structure with indistinct boundary, and consisted of a large amount of translucent and yellow mucous-like substrate. Cytological examination of a preoperative puncture aspiration specimen showed histiocyte- and fibroblast-like tumor cells in a mucous-like matrix together with scattered lipoblast- and ganglion-like cells...
May 24, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Yuichi Yamada, Izumi Kinoshita, Kenichi Kohashi, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yuki Kuma, Takamichi Ito, Kenji Koda, Atsushi Kisanuki, Manabu Kurosawa, Michiko Yoshimura, Masutaka Furue, Yoshinao Oda
Ischemic fasciitis is a benign myofibroblastic lesion, occurring in the sacral region or proximal thigh of elderly or bedridden individuals. The pathogenesis of ischemic fasciitis is thought to be based on ischemic condition; however, it has never been demonstrated. In this study, we examined the expression of ischemia-associated proteins in ischemic fasciitis by immunohistochemical and genetic methods. Specifically, this study aimed to reveal the expression of HIF-1α, MDM2, CDK4, p16, and gene amplification of MDM2 gene...
July 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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