ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Elastofibroma Dorsi: A Case Report
Oğuz Köksel1, Ali Özdülger1, Caner Özer2, Çağlar Yıldırım1, Tuba Karabacak3
1Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Mersin
2Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Mersin
1Mersin Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Mersin
Elastofibroma dorsi is a rare soft tissue tumor occurring within the periscapular area between the ribs and dorsal chest wall muscles. A 35-year-old female patient presented with complaints of a swelling at the inferior border of the left scapula and pain on movements of the left arm. On physical examination, a mobile, non-tender, and semi-solid mass was detected in the inferoposterior aspect of the scapula, causing anterolateral displacement of the scapula on shoulder movements. Computed tomography showed a lesion of soft tissue density between the chest wall muscles and ribs. Surgical intervention was planned and an incisional biopsy was performed. Frozen section analysis showed a benign soft tissue tumor and the lesion was totally excised. Histopathologic diagnosis was elastofibroma dorsi. The patient had no complaints during six months postoperatively.
Keywords : Fibroma/pathology/surgery; scapula; soft tissue neoplasms; thoracic neoplasms; tomography, X-ray computed
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