Elastofibroma

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Elastofibroma is a benign fibroblastic/myofibroblastic tumour.

It should not be confused with fibroelastoma.

General

  • Benign.
  • Classically, subscapular in elderly women.[1][2]

Gross

Features:

  • Yellow-white, moderate demarcation to surrounding tissue.[3]

DDx - shoulder lesions:

Microscopic

Features:

  • Thick bundles of collagen.
  • Elastin fibres.

Image

See also

References

  1. URL: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1057113-overview. Accessed on: 26 October 2011.
  2. Ben Hassouna, J.; Hamdi, N.; Ben Bachouche, W.; Bouzid, T.; Dhiab, T.; Rahal, K. (Oct 2010). "Elastofibroma dorsi.". Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 96 (6): 717-20. doi:10.1016/j.otsr.2010.03.019. PMID 20708994.
  3. Rose, Alan G. (2008). Atlas of Gross Pathology with Histologic Correlation (1st ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 592. ISBN 978-0521868792.