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A 34-year-old female asked:

May i know the simple explanation for this diagnosis: (post auricular area), excision biopsy: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: A pathologist who trained at one of my institutions self-diagnosed a sarcoma and had his arm amputated, only to discover later it was nodular fasciitis, which is very benign. I was trained by some of the great pathologists and even they said they'd never call nodular fasciitis without a second pathologist agreeing. I'd suggest showing 3-4 of us pathologists. Good luck.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Great answer from a great doc. There are major pathology centers in the USA which provide access to review of slides which are difficult to interpret. Never ever hurts to have a second and sometimes third opinion.
Apr 15, 2013
Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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