Fasciitis Ossificans of the Paranasal Sinus

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Abstract

We report a case of fasciitis ossificans of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus in an infant who was surgically treated in our department. Fasciitis ossificans is a rare benign reactive lesion and a variant of the more commonly known entity nodular fasciitis. We present the radiographic appearance and discuss the surgical resection, which was performed by a paranasal section, as well as the histologic and immunohistochemical results. To the best of our knowledge, no other case of fasciitis ossificans of the paranasal sinus has yet been reported. It is important to publish cases such as this, because their recognition as benign entities can prevent aggressive surgical procedures.

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