Common swelling of the dorsal thoracic wall brings an unexpected finding: elastofibroma dorsi

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Sotirios Kotoulas
Konstantinos Grapatsas
Charalampos Georgiou
Zoi Tsilogianni
Vasileios Leivaditis
Mariana Braga Lopes Rufino
Christophoros Kotoulas *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Christophoros Kotoulas |


Elastofibroma is a rare benign, soft-tissue slow-growing tumor seen predominantly in elderly females. We present such a case in a 46-year-old female. She presented with gradually increasing soft tissue swelling of 8×6 cm in the right inferior subscapular region. MRI showed a large intramuscular lesion with atypia. She underwent excisional biopsy and the histopathology and immunochemistry showed elastofibroma. We present this rare case to emphasize the important role of the diagnostic tools. A definitive diagnosis helps to avoid unnecessary wide and radical resection.

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