Elastofibroma dorsi: three cases of personal experience.

Annasilvia Neri, S. Caruso, F. Bettarini, S. M. Falzarano, M. Di Martino, G. Vuolo, C. Pedrazzani, D. Marrelli, F. Roviello

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Elastofibroma dorsi is a rare, slow growing, soft tissue lesion, which occurs mainly in elderly women, typical located in the infrascapular region. This lesion is characterized by a poorly defined solid mass of fibro-elastic and fatty tissue, enlarging into intermuscular spaces. Elastofibroma may simulate an aggressive behaviour, and differential diagnosis with malignant tumors is sometimes difficult. Surgical resection is generally recommended in symptomatic lesions or in the suspicion of malignancy. We report our experience of three cases of elastofibroma, two of which typically located in the infrascapular region and one located in the supra-clavicle fossa, atypical site never reported so far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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