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cranial fasciitis

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Images

- cranial fasciitis : spindle cells in short fascicles with myxoid-collagenous stroma; ≈ resembles nodular fasciitis

Synopsis

- spindle cells in short fascicles w/ myxoid-collagenous stroma
- resembles nodular fasciitis.
- is a variant of nodular fasciitis
- generally in children
- involvement of skull with erosion of underlying cranium

Molecular biology

- A subset of cranial fasciitis is associated with dysregulation of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway. (18587328)

See also

- fasciitis

References

- A subset of cranial fasciitis is associated with dysregulation of the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway. Rakheja D, Cunningham JC, Mitui M, Patel AS, Tomlinson GE, Weinberg AG. Mod Pathol. 2008 Nov;21(11):1330-6. PMID: 18587328

- Diagnosing cranial fasciitis based on distinguishing radiological features. Johnson KK, Dannenbaum MJ, Bhattacharjee MB, Illner A, Dauser RC, Whitehead WE, Jea A, Luerssen TG. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Nov;2(5):370-4. PMID: 18976110

- Cranial fasciitis of childhood: a case report and review of literature. Hussein MR. J Cutan Pathol. 2008 Feb;35(2):212-4. PMID: 18190448