Nodular fasciitis of the breast

Tsuguo Iwatani, Hidetaka Kawabata, Daishu Miura, Naoko Inoshita, Yasunori Ohta

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Nodular fasciitis of the breast is a rare, benign, soft-tissue tumor that can clinically and radiologically mimic invasive ductal carcinoma. A 25-year-old woman presented with a palpable lesion in the lower inner aspect of the left breast. Radiologically, breast carcinoma could not be excluded. On examination of the core needle biopsy, the tumor was characterized histologically as a spindle cell tumor. Excisional biopsy was performed. The tumor was diagnosed as nodular fasciitis of the breast. The imaging and histological findings of this case are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalBreast Cancer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast
  • Nodular fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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