Proliferative Fasciitis in Childhood: A Review of Clinical Data Apropos of a Case PD08-PD10
Dr. Dimitrios Sfoungaris,
G. Gennimatas Hospital 41, Ethnikis Amynis-54635, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Proliferative Fasciitis (PF) is a benign lesion with histologic and clinical features overlapping with those of malignant soft tissue tumours. Its occurrence in children is considered very rare. We present a case of PF appearing as a painful, red, gradually increasing in size lesion, during a period of a few weeks, on the finger of a five-year-old boy compromising the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. We were able to locate literature on 20 paediatric PF cases, which we review. Only five of these focus on the clinical data, the rest describing mainly histological findings. It is the first reported paediatric case appearing on the finger.