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nodular

[′näj·ə·lər]
(science and technology)
Occurring in the form of small, rounded lumps.
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TFL-like lesions should be differentiated from more commonly encountered lesions of the head and neck like fibromatoses, nodular fasciitis, malignant fibrous histiocytomas, and fibrosarcomas.
Immunohistochemistry in nodular fasciitis of the head and neck.
Much like nodular fasciitis, it is locally aggressive but also very rare in the breast, and it should be diagnosed only after thorough sectioning and with negative keratin stains, including high-molecular-weight keratin.
Nodular fasciitis is a benign lesion first described by Konwaler in 1955 when he called it pseudosarcomatous fasciitis.
Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts.
The differential diagnoses of nasal schwannoma include other mesenchymal benign spindle cell tumor like fibroma, leiomyoma, nodular fasciitis and inflammatory pseudotumor.
Nodular fasciitis is another uncommon lesion occurring usually in young adults with a short history.
Nodular fasciitis is an uncommon tumor-like fibroblastic proliferation of the head and neck that is difficult to differentiate from its more malignant counterparts.
That situation likely applies to nodular fasciitis, (86-88) proliferative myositis, (88,89) giant cell reparative granuloma of bone (80,90,91) (Figure 4, A through D), fibrohyaline pleuritis (92,93) (Figure 5, A and B), and xanthogranulomatous inflammation in several sites.
Other cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions that are considered in the differential diagnosis include leiomyoma, hemangiopericytoma, fibrous hamartoma of infancy, cutaneous inflammatory pseudotumor, desmoid tumor, nodular fasciitis, plexiform fibrohistioeytic tumor, neurofibroma, and dermatomyofibroma.
Other disease processes to be considered in the differential diagnosis include nodular fasciitis and reactive fibroblastic proliferation.
Nodular fasciitis is generally regarded as a benign, reactive, tumor-like proliferation of myofibroblasts.

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