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August 1967

Nodular Fasciitis of the Buccal Pad

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(2):217-218. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050219021

NODULAR FASCIITIS is a tumor-like nodule that occurs in fascia and subcutaneous fat. The lesion has been found in the forearm, thigh, chest, shoulder, chin, nose, and in various muscles. It has also been called subcutaneous fibromatosis and nodular fibrositis. This is the first case to be reported in the buccal fat pad.

Clinical Findings  Cases have been reported in all ages from 3 years to 70 years. There is little difference in the incidence of the lesion among races, and the male-to-female ratio is about equal.Patients are usually aware of a solitary nodule in which a certain degree of pain or tenderness is present.The growth rate is interesting. There is a wide variation in reported cases from slowgrowing to rapid growth patterns. Previous trauma is not a constant clinical finding. Most of the lesions reported were from 1 to 2 cm in diameter, freely movable and were

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