Nodular fasciitis of the finger

Hiroaki Kijima, Kyoji Okada, Hiroki Ito, Yoichi Shimada, Hiroshi Nanjo, Eiji Itoi

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Nodular fasciitis is a benign reactive lesion, often mistaken for a soft tissue sarcoma in clinical practice. Involvement of the finger is very rare and, as a result, in this location the lesion has sometimes been treated by ray amputation because of misdiagnosis. We report on the clinical and histological features of nodular fasciitis in a 30-year-old man who was treated by excisional biopsy. There has been no evidence of local recurrence at the recent follow-up 8 years after surgery. The importance of careful histological examination to avoid radical surgery should be emphasized because marginal excision can provide good results in the treatment of nodular fasciitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Finger
  • MR imaging
  • Mass
  • Nodular fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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