OBJECTIVE. Elastofibroma dorsi is a rare, slow-growing reactive pseudotumor of connective tissue typically located in the subscapular region. We report the sonographic characteristics of three cases of elastofibroma dorsi. CONCLUSION. The sonographic appearance of elastofibroma dorsi consists of arrays of interspersed linear or curvilinear hypoechoic strands against an echogenic background. These findings reflect the alternating pattern of fibroelastic streaks and fat that is also detected with other imaging techniques and found on pathologic specimens. In the proper clinical setting, a prospective sonographic diagnosis can obviate the need for further imaging assessment and biopsy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Roentgenology|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology