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

Submitted: August 26, 2019
Accepted: December 3, 2019
Published: January 21, 2020
Abstract Views: 913
PDF: 427
Publisher's note
All claims expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their affiliated organizations, or those of the publisher, the editors and the reviewers. Any product that may be evaluated in this article or claim that may be made by its manufacturer is not guaranteed or endorsed by the publisher.

Authors

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.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Citations

How to Cite

Kotoulas, Sotirios, Konstantinos Grapatsas, Charalampos Georgiou, Zoi Tsilogianni, Vasileios Leivaditis, Mariana Braga Lopes Rufino, and Christophoros Kotoulas. 2020. “Common Swelling of the Dorsal Thoracic Wall Brings an Unexpected Finding: Elastofibroma Dorsi”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1159.