Self-limiting (myo)fibroblastic neoplasm, usually occurring in the subcutis.
Nodular fasciitis is relatively common.
It can occur in any age group but most frequently between 20 and 40 years (Montgomery and Meis 1991).
There is no gender predilection except for the rare cranial variant which is more frequent in boys (Wagner et al. 2016).
It can occur virtually anywhere, but the subcutis of the upper extremities, trunk and head and neck are most frequently involved. Rapid growth is frequent.
Conservative surgical excision is sufficient.
Excellent prognosis, recurrences are rare.
A nodular unencapsulated and usually well-circumscribed lesion, less than 5 cm, with a myxoid to firm cut surface.
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