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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.
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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