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Three cases with characteristic features of nodular (pseudosarcomatous) fasciitis arising in the dermis are described. This is only the second report documenting a dermal location for this condition. One of the three cases also showed features of intravascular fasciitis. A fourth case of intravascular fasciitis arising in periocular tissue is included. The differential diagnosis of dermal fasciitis includes benign fibrous histiocytoma, pyogenic granuloma, peripheral nerve tumors, cutaneous smooth muscle tumours, spindle cell carcinoma, spindle cell melanoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and atypical fibroxanthoma.