Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 630--633

Proliferative fasciitis of the chin: A report of the rare case and review of literature


H Jyothi, S Sudha, Resmi G Nair, K Remya 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. H Jyothi
Jyothi Nilayam, TC-16/1448 (1), Thycaud PO, Trivandrum - 695 014, Kerala
India

Proliferative fasciitis is a pseudo-sarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation characterized by the presence of unusual giant cells resembling ganglion cells, which usually occurs in the adult population with a mean age of 54 years. It usually affects the upper extremities and is rare in head and neck region with only 11 cases described in the literature so far. Because of rapid growth and histological similarity to various malignant tumors such as rhabdomyosarcoma, recognition of this benign condition is a matter of utmost importance when a pathologist is concerned. In this study, we report a case of a 11-year-old boy presented with a lesion on the right side of chin, along with a literature review involving those cases reported in the head and neck region.


How to cite this article:
Jyothi H, Sudha S, Nair RG, Remya K. Proliferative fasciitis of the chin: A report of the rare case and review of literature.Indian J Dent Res 2019;30:630-633


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Jyothi H, Sudha S, Nair RG, Remya K. Proliferative fasciitis of the chin: A report of the rare case and review of literature. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];30:630-633
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