Intravascular Fasciitis Clinically Mimicking an Axillary Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Salwa Sheikh, Fraser Henderson, Mario N. Gomes, Elizabeth Montgomery

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Intravascular fasciitis is one of the benign myofibroblastic pseudosarcomatous proliferations, among which nodular fasciitis is the prototype. These lesions are important as they may mimic a variety of sarcomas and other lesions on both clinical and pathologic grounds. This report describes the features of one such lesion that arose within the brachial artery and invested nerve trunks of the brachial plexus. The patient presented with symptoms of arm fatigue and hand numbness. There were no neurological or vascular findings on physical examination. The clinicopathologic differential diagnosis is discussed. Also, surgeons are cautioned to involve a vascular etiology in their differential diagnosis and seek the help of a vascular surgeon when the lesion juxtaposes the axillary artery or vein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-446
Number of pages8
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Intravascular Fasciitis Clinically Mimicking an Axillary Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this