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Elastofibroma and Fibromatosis
Brett W. Carter, MD, CPPS
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Elastofibroma dorsi
              • Desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor
            • Definitions

              • Elastofibroma: Fibroelastic pseudotumor typically in subscapular region of older adult patients
              • Fibromatosis: Locally aggressive connective tissue malignancy

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Image-Guided Biopsy

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Garcia-Ortega DY et al: Desmoid-type fibromatosis. Cancers (Basel). 12(7), 2020
                                        2. Haihua R et al: Retrospective analysis of 73 cases of elastofibroma. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 102(2):84-93, 2020
                                        3. Suliman MS et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: a rare connective tissue tumor. Cureus. 12(2):e6874, 2020
                                        4. Bueno J et al: MR imaging of primary chest wall neoplasms. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 27(2):83-93, 2018
                                        5. Ganeshan D et al: Current update on desmoid fibromatosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 43(1):29-38, 2018
                                        6. Carter BW et al: MR imaging of chest wall tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                        7. Hartavi A et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: multimodal imaging. PM R. 6(10):960-2, 2014
                                        8. Onishi Y et al: FDG-PET/CT imaging of elastofibroma dorsi. Skeletal Radiol. 40(7):849-53, 2011
                                        9. Battaglia M et al: Imaging patterns in elastofibroma dorsi. Eur J Radiol. 72(1):16-21, 2009
                                        10. Ochsner JE et al: Best cases from the AFIP: elastofibroma dorsi. Radiographics. 26(6):1873-6, 2006
                                        11. Patrikeos A et al: F-18 FDG uptake associated with elastofibroma dorsi. Clin Nucl Med. 30(9):617-8, 2005
                                        12. Martinoli C et al: US of the shoulder: non-rotator cuff disorders. Radiographics. 23(2):381-401; quiz 534, 2003
                                        13. Siegel MJ: Magnetic resonance imaging of musculoskeletal soft tissue masses. Radiol Clin North Am. 39(4):701-20, 2001
                                        14. Jeung MY et al: Imaging of chest wall disorders. Radiographics. 19(3):617-37, 1999
                                        15. Brandser EA et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: prevalence in an elderly patient population as revealed by CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 171(4):977-80, 1998
                                        16. Bianchi S et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: sonographic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(4):1113-5, 1997
                                        17. Kransdorf MJ et al: Elastofibroma: MR and CT appearance with radiologic-pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 159(3):575-9, 1992
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Elastofibroma dorsi
                                                    • Desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Elastofibroma: Fibroelastic pseudotumor typically in subscapular region of older adult patients
                                                    • Fibromatosis: Locally aggressive connective tissue malignancy

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Image-Guided Biopsy

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Garcia-Ortega DY et al: Desmoid-type fibromatosis. Cancers (Basel). 12(7), 2020
                                                                              2. Haihua R et al: Retrospective analysis of 73 cases of elastofibroma. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 102(2):84-93, 2020
                                                                              3. Suliman MS et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: a rare connective tissue tumor. Cureus. 12(2):e6874, 2020
                                                                              4. Bueno J et al: MR imaging of primary chest wall neoplasms. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 27(2):83-93, 2018
                                                                              5. Ganeshan D et al: Current update on desmoid fibromatosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 43(1):29-38, 2018
                                                                              6. Carter BW et al: MR imaging of chest wall tumors. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 23(2):197-215, 2015
                                                                              7. Hartavi A et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: multimodal imaging. PM R. 6(10):960-2, 2014
                                                                              8. Onishi Y et al: FDG-PET/CT imaging of elastofibroma dorsi. Skeletal Radiol. 40(7):849-53, 2011
                                                                              9. Battaglia M et al: Imaging patterns in elastofibroma dorsi. Eur J Radiol. 72(1):16-21, 2009
                                                                              10. Ochsner JE et al: Best cases from the AFIP: elastofibroma dorsi. Radiographics. 26(6):1873-6, 2006
                                                                              11. Patrikeos A et al: F-18 FDG uptake associated with elastofibroma dorsi. Clin Nucl Med. 30(9):617-8, 2005
                                                                              12. Martinoli C et al: US of the shoulder: non-rotator cuff disorders. Radiographics. 23(2):381-401; quiz 534, 2003
                                                                              13. Siegel MJ: Magnetic resonance imaging of musculoskeletal soft tissue masses. Radiol Clin North Am. 39(4):701-20, 2001
                                                                              14. Jeung MY et al: Imaging of chest wall disorders. Radiographics. 19(3):617-37, 1999
                                                                              15. Brandser EA et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: prevalence in an elderly patient population as revealed by CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 171(4):977-80, 1998
                                                                              16. Bianchi S et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: sonographic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(4):1113-5, 1997
                                                                              17. Kransdorf MJ et al: Elastofibroma: MR and CT appearance with radiologic-pathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 159(3):575-9, 1992