Cranial fasciitis is a rare benign lesion that develops in childhood. It is considered a subset of nodular fasciitis but occurs selectively in the scalp of children. A review of the world literature revealed only 22 other published cases and no previous reports of a lesion involving the petrous portion of the temporal bone or presenting as a mass in the external auditory canal. We report a rare case of cranial fasciitis in the petrous portion of the temporal bone of a neonate and present a review of the literature.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123:223-225
Clapp CG, Dodson EE, Pickett BP, Lambert PR. Cranial Fasciitis Presenting as an External Auditory Canal Mass. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997;123(2):223-225. doi:10.1001/archotol.1997.01900020113017