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Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion of the head and neck: a management strategy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7705239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions are rare, benign, fibrosclerosing masses in the head and neck that appear clinically as malignancies. Twenty-one cases have been described since first reported in 1975. While all authors agree on the lesion's histopathologic characteristics, multiple variations in appearance, treatment, and results have been reported. We review a case and compile all previously reported cases. Common sites of involvement were sinonasal tract (41%), neck (37%), and parotid (23%). Symptoms frequently reported were pain (50%) and hard mass (55%). Five patients (23%) eventually developed extra-head and neck fibrosclerosing lesions. Treatments have included surgery, radiation, and corticosteroids, occasionally in combination. Results have varied depending on size and location of lesion. Based on this review, a discussion of this rare disease and recommendations regarding diagnosis and treatment are given.
J F Laurenzo; S M Graham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-09     Completed Date:  1995-05-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91, 94     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology, Iowa City 52242.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy*
Parotid Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy*
Prednisone / therapeutic use
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