Cytodiagnosis of Post-Traumatic Nodular Fasciitis


  • Vivekanand N
  • Sudha Ayyagari
  • Mahindra Nagendra


Reactive fibroblastic proliferations mimic sarcoma clinically and histologically. They need to be recognised and accurately diagnosed to differentiate from sarcomas and predict the prognosis. Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a benign myofibroblastic proliferation in the soft tissue. The most common locations are the upper extremities, followed by trunk, particularly the chest wall and back. We studied the aspirate obtained from a pre-auricular post-traumatic swelling in a boy, and a diagnosis of reactive fibroblastic proliferation was made after ruling out other common tumours in that region. Subsequent histology confirmed NF and helped in the management of the case.


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