Cranial fasciitis

Brian Ginsberg, Elise Ng, Stephanie W. Hu, Shane A. Meehan

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A 26-year-old man presented with an 18-month history of a subcutaneous mass on his forehead that occurred shortly after being struck by a blunt object. Histopathologic examination showed a proliferation of bland spindle cells and a collagenous stroma that was consistent with cranial fasciitis. Cranial fasciitis, which is a variant of nodular fasciitis, is a benign fibroblastic neoplasm that overlies the skull and often is associated with trauma. Although its rapid onset may give the clinical impression of a malignant condition, cranial fasciitis typically is cured by simple excision without further sequelae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8
JournalDermatology online journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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