Large forehead mass resulting from chronic head banging

Steven A. Ovadia, Daniel Gonzalez, Seth R. Thaller

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Head banging is a commonly observed movement disorder which is typically self-limited. Complications secondary to this behavior are rare. In this report, the authors present the case of a 15-year-old patient who was treated for a forehead mass which developed secondary to chronic head banging. Surgical excision was performed for treatment of the lesion. Results from surgical pathology were notable for fibrosis consistent with history of chronic head banging. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and physical examination were also consistent with this diagnosis. This is a rare clinical entity that should be considered in patients presenting with a forehead mass and a history of head banging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e682-e684
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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