Bilateral elastofibroma dorsi

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci

Presentation

Incidental finding in a patient with heart failure

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
CT

Bilateral soft tissue masses with ill-defined borders seen at the subscapular and infrascapular region, with attenuation that is similar to adjacent muscle. Note displacement of adjacent muscles not invasion.

Annotated image

Bilateral soft tissue masses (yellow arrows) with ill-defined borders seen at the subscapular and infrascapular region, with attenuation that is similar to adjacent muscle. 

Case Discussion

On radiology, some pathologies have pathognomonic findings and elastofibroma dorsi is one of them. The characteristic findings on CT are:

  • infrascapular and subscapular location
  • poorly defined soft-tissue masses with attenuation similar to muscle
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Case information

rID: 64745
Published: 2nd Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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