Cranial fasciitis of childhood (CFC): An unusual clinical case of a rare disease

Niki Zavras, Dimitri Poddighe

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Cranial fasciitis of childhood (CFC) is a very uncommon tumour of the scalp, which is almost exclusively observed in the first years of life. It is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts, but its rapid growth rate may resemble a malignant disease. This disease may be suspected from clinical and radiological features, but a definitive diagnosis may be achieved only by pathological examination. We report a case whose onset was in late childhood and whose clinical and radiological characteristics were atypical.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2017-220859
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • paediatrics
  • radiology

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  • Medicine(all)

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