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Childhood Cranial Fasciitis with underlying Solid Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of Temporal Bone

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Author Details: Aneeta Jassar, VK Kumar, Ashok Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4702

Print ISSN : 2581-4699

Article First Page : 81

Article End Page : 83


Childhood cranial fasciitis is a rare variant of pseudosarcomatous fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferation, seen almost exclusively in children. Most cases are idiopathic, though in some a history of trauma has been elucidated. Cases of suspected cranial fasciitis must be worked up radiologically to rule out intracranial extension. We present a case of cranial fasciitis in a ten-year old girl that showed involvement of temporal bone radiologically, and subsequently turned out to be a solid aneurysmal bone cyst of the temporal bone on biopsy. It is likely that extralesional stromal hemorrhages from the aneurysmal bone cyst incited a reactive fibroblastic response in the form of cranial fasciitis in this case.

Childhood cranial fasciitis, Solid variant of aneurysmal bone cyst, Temporal bone