[Cranial fasciitis in children. Apropos of a case in a neonate with duramateral involvement].Ann Pathol. 1984 Dec; 4(5):371-5.AP
A case of cranial fasciitis in the skull of a male child is described. At the age of a few weeks was noted a "lump" beneath the scalp of the right parietal region. Physical examination was otherwise normal. Radiographs showed erosion of the skull deep to the palpable mass. At operation, a firm, 2,5 X 2 X 2 cm nodule was found, which had destroyed the underlying bone and invaded the dura matter. This nodule both extra and intracranial was excised en bloc with the surrounding bone. Histological features were those of a fibroblastic proliferation closely resembling nodular fasciitis. The child is well and symptom-free a year after treatment. The authors also include diagnostic, prognostic and histogenetic comments about cranial fasciitis of childhood, new entity described by Lauer and Enzinger in 1980.