Nodular fasciitis

Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert

Presentation

Palpable nodular swelling on plantar side of right and left foot and on palmar side of right hand, not painful and already present for a longer period.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Multiple subcutaneous well defined hypoechoic lesions with mild increase internal vascularity characteristic of nodular fasciitis.

Case Discussion

Nodular fasciitis or pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis is a rapidly growing nonneoplastic soft-tissue tumor that is frequently located in the deep subcutaneous region or in the fascia. The most common locations for nodular fasciitis are the volar aspect of the forearm, the lower extremity, and the chest and back.

On sonography, nodular fasciitis can show a single or several, rapidly-growing, well-defined, isoechoic to hypoechoic nodules with increased vascular flow in the deep portion of the subcutaneous fat layer.

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Case information

rID: 13983
Case created: 7th Jun 2011
Last edited: 10th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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