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
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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.



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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).