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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2000;34(2): 164-166.
Cranial Fasciitis of Childhood: A case report.
Ok Ran Shin, Kyo Young Lee, Young Shin Kim, Chang Suk Kang, Sang In Shim
Department of Clinical Pathology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul 137-040, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Cranial fasciitis is a rare fibroblastic tumor which shows a predilection for the scalp of young children. We present a child with a rapidly growing mass and lytic skull lesion which on pathologic evaluation was diagnosed as cranial fasciitis. Histologically this lesion was identical to nodular fasciitis which was typically found in the trunk and extremities of adults. Cranial fasciitis is unique in that it may present as a lytic lesion in the skull, but this disease entity is not widely known to pathologists and radiologists, and should be included in the differential diagnosis of fibroblastic lesion occurring in the cranium of young children.
Key Words: Cranial fasciitis; Child; Lytic skull lesion