Itay Chen1*, Daria Kozlova2, Geoffrey Pollack1 and Jean-Yves Sichel1
1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
2Pathology Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
We present a case of a 29-year-old woman with rapid enlargement of her submandibular gland over a 6-month period. After imaging and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) a probable diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma was made. Excision was performed. The histopathological report diagnosed the tumor as nodular fasciitis. Nodular fasciitis is a rare entity responsible for 0.0025% of tumors in the head and neck. It is especially rare in the salivary glands and to our knowledge; there has been no report in the literature of nodular fasciitis infiltrating the submandibular gland. In this paper we will discuss the histology and imaging of NF in the submandibular gland and its resemblance to pleomorphic adenoma.
Chen I, Kozlova D, Pollack G, Sichel J-Y. A Unique Case of Nodular Fasciitis in the Submandibular Gland Mimicking Pleomorphic Adenoma. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;1(1):1002.