Bilateral elastofibromas dorsi

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


CT angiography to rule out pulmonary embolism.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Pulmonary angiography

There are bilateral ill-defined soft tissue masses in the subscapular region with an attenuation value similar to that of the adjacent muscles. The serratus anterior and latissimus dorsi muscles are displaced but not invaded.

Normal opacification of the pulmonary arteries and their branches with no signs of pulmonary embolism.

Case Discussion

CT features of bilateral elastofibroma dorsi, (incidental finding in this case). Up to 30% of elastofibromas are bilateral.


Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf, MD, CHU, Constantine, Algeria

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Case information

rID: 72985
Published: 19th Dec 2019
Last edited: 19th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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