Parosteal (nodular) fasciitis of the hand. A case report

E. F. McCarthy, D. C.R. Ireland, B. L. Sprague, M. Bonfiglio

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In 1962, Hutter and associates described the entity of parosteal fasciitis as a benign proliferation of a spindle cell stroma with large deposits of reactive bone and occasionally cartilage. This entity differs from myositis ossificans in that it is a proliferative response to an unknown stimulus rather than a metaplastic response to trauma. The clinical importance of parosteal fasciitis is that it must be distinguished from a malignant neoplasm. Radical surgery, therefore, must be avoided. Four cases of benign parosteal fasciitis in the hand have been reported in the literature and are summarized. The authors report a fifth case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-716
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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