Nodular fasciitis in the axillary tail of the breast

Dejan Samardzic, Alison Chetlen, Jozef Malysz

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Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of myofibroblasts which presents clinically as a rapidly growing mass with nonspecific features on imaging and high cellular activity on histopathology. Nodular fasciitis can be mistaken for malignant fibrous lesions such as soft tissue sarcoma or breast carcinoma when located within breast tissue. This presents a problem for appropriate treatment planning as the natural history of nodular fasciitis is spontaneous regression. We present the mammographic, sonographic, computed tomography, and histopathologic characteristics of nodular fasciitis in a 68 year female initially presenting with a rapidly enlarging right axillary mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-26
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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