Extremely rare occurrence of multiple cranial fasciitis: A case report


YAPRAK BAYRAK B., ŞEN H. E. , ERUYAR A. T. , ETUŞ V.

NEUROPATHOLOGY, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/neup.12851
  • Journal Name: NEUROPATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: clinicopathological correlation, cranial fasciitis, fibroblastic proliferation, multiple lesions, pediatric population
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Cranial fasciitis (CF) is a rare, rapidly growing, benign fibroproliferative lesion of the skull in the pediatric population. It is characterized by benign mesenchymal proliferation of spindle cells arranged as short, intersecting loose fascicles within a fibromyxoid stroma, and mostly appears as a single mass. A surgical excision with clear surgical margins is definitively curative for CF. Up to date only two cases with multiple CF have been reported in the literature. In this report, we describe a 1-year-old girl with multiple locations of CF, as the first case to be reported in the Turkish population. The radiological and morphological findings of our case were comparable with the observations of the two previous reports in the literature. Histopathological examination remains to be the gold-standard for differential diagnosis of CF, as the treatment of this lesion differs from other malignancies of the skull in the pediatric population.