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Elastofibroma dorsi: About six cases


Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 110–117

 Elastofibroma dorsi: About six cases

Jamel Ben Hassouna, Hanen Bouaziz, Maher Slimane, Selma Guedria, Hatem Bouzaiene, Riadh Chargui, Monia Hechiche, Tarek Ben Dhiab, and Khaled Rahal

Original language: English

Received 7 November 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Elastofibroma dorsi (ED) is a rare, benign soft tissue tumor arising from connective tissue and usually found in the subscapular region. We conducted this retrospective study to contribute to a better understanding of this tumor, the pathogenesis of which is still unclear.
Methods: We reviewed the medical records of six patients (4women, 2men) treated for ED at our institution.
Results: The mean age was 48 (range, 33-63). The tumor was located on the right in one patient, on the left in three. One patient had a bilateral localization. One patient had three localizations. Two patients presented with symptoms of pain and clunking of the scapula on shoulder abduction. All patients underwent complete marginal resections. The resected tumors ranged in size from 47 mm to 85mm. two recurrence has been observed in follow-up of four months and six months in the same patient.
Conclusions: Elastofibroma dorsi should be considered in differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors due to their specific location. As it exhibits benign behavior, it should be surgically removed only in symptomatic patients.


Author Keywords: Elastofibroma, soft tissue tumors, scapula, ct-scan, surgery.


How to Cite this Article


Jamel Ben Hassouna, Hanen Bouaziz, Maher Slimane, Selma Guedria, Hatem Bouzaiene, Riadh Chargui, Monia Hechiche, Tarek Ben Dhiab, and Khaled Rahal, “Elastofibroma dorsi: About six cases,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 110–117, March 2016.