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Elastofibroma
Eric Walker, MD, MHA, FACR, FACHE; Stephanie A. Bernard, MD; Catherine C. Roberts, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Elastofibroma dorsi
          • Definitions

            • Benign, poorly defined proliferation of fibroelastic tissue with excessive abnormal elastic fibers most commonly arising between scapula and chest wall

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Neagoe O et al: Elastofibroma dorsi, a rare condition, with challenging diagnosis. case report and literature review. Medicina (Kaunas). 57(4), 2021
                                        2. Nishio J et al: Current update on the diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of elastofibroma dorsi. Anticancer Res. 41(5):2211-5, 2021
                                        3. Hisaoka M et al: Elastofibroma. In Fletcher CDM et al: WHO Classification of Tumours: Soft Tissue and Bone Tumours. 5th ed. IARC Press. 57-8, 2020
                                        4. Fang N et al: Characteristics of elastofibroma dorsi on PET/CT imaging with 18F-FDG. Clin Imaging. 40(1):110-3, 2015
                                        5. Kakudo N et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: a case report with an immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies. Med Mol Morphol. 49(1):42-7, 2015
                                        6. Clinckemaillie G et al: Bilateral elastofibroma dorsi: typical CT and MRI features. JBR-BTR. 97(1):45, 2014
                                        7. Kransdorf MJ et al: Fibrous and fibrohistiocytic tumors. In Kransdorf MJ et al: Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors. 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 243- 9, 2014
                                        8. Tambasco D et al: Elastofibroma: management and surgical outcome. Ann Ital Chir. 85(ePub), 2014
                                        9. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of benign soft tissue neoplasms in adults. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(6):1197-217, vi, 2011
                                        10. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of soft-tissue masses. Semin Roentgenol. 45(4):277-97, 2010
                                        11. Weiss SW et al: Benign fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferations. In Weiss SW et al: Enzinger and Weiss' Soft Tissue Tumors. 5th ed. Elsevier. 207-12, 2008
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Elastofibroma dorsi
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Benign, poorly defined proliferation of fibroelastic tissue with excessive abnormal elastic fibers most commonly arising between scapula and chest wall

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • MR Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Neagoe O et al: Elastofibroma dorsi, a rare condition, with challenging diagnosis. case report and literature review. Medicina (Kaunas). 57(4), 2021
                                                                              2. Nishio J et al: Current update on the diagnosis, management and pathogenesis of elastofibroma dorsi. Anticancer Res. 41(5):2211-5, 2021
                                                                              3. Hisaoka M et al: Elastofibroma. In Fletcher CDM et al: WHO Classification of Tumours: Soft Tissue and Bone Tumours. 5th ed. IARC Press. 57-8, 2020
                                                                              4. Fang N et al: Characteristics of elastofibroma dorsi on PET/CT imaging with 18F-FDG. Clin Imaging. 40(1):110-3, 2015
                                                                              5. Kakudo N et al: Elastofibroma dorsi: a case report with an immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies. Med Mol Morphol. 49(1):42-7, 2015
                                                                              6. Clinckemaillie G et al: Bilateral elastofibroma dorsi: typical CT and MRI features. JBR-BTR. 97(1):45, 2014
                                                                              7. Kransdorf MJ et al: Fibrous and fibrohistiocytic tumors. In Kransdorf MJ et al: Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors. 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 243- 9, 2014
                                                                              8. Tambasco D et al: Elastofibroma: management and surgical outcome. Ann Ital Chir. 85(ePub), 2014
                                                                              9. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of benign soft tissue neoplasms in adults. Radiol Clin North Am. 49(6):1197-217, vi, 2011
                                                                              10. Walker EA et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of soft-tissue masses. Semin Roentgenol. 45(4):277-97, 2010
                                                                              11. Weiss SW et al: Benign fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferations. In Weiss SW et al: Enzinger and Weiss' Soft Tissue Tumors. 5th ed. Elsevier. 207-12, 2008