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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1997;31(6): 589-591.
Bilateral Elastofibroma: Report of a case.
Sung Chul Lim, Mi Sook Lee, You Kyung Jeong, Yun Shin Kim, Hyun Jong Park, Mi Ja Lee
Department of Pathology, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Elastofibroma is a rare benign tumor-like condition manifesting as firm and spherical mass with poorly circumscribed margins of fibroelastic tissue, occuring in the subscapular region or the chest wall of elderly persons. It is not a true neoplasm but rather a reactive or degenerative process causing abnormal elastogenesis. It is unilateral in the majority of cases and the right side is affected more commonly than the left. We report a case of bilateral elastofibromas removed from both subscapular regions of a 73-year-old female farmer. She was presented with tender masses on the bilateral subscapular areas for seven years. Microscopically, it consisted of a mixture of intertwining broad eosinophilic collagen bundles and elastic fibers associated with a few fibroblasts and mature fat cells. The elastic fibers had a degenerated beaded appearance or were fragmented into serrated globules in a linear arrangement.
Key Words: Bilateral elastofibroma; Subscapular region; Pain
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