Elastofibroma dorsi

Case contributed by Dr Marwa Al Jehani


Upper back pain with lump at the corresponding area for a month.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Lentiform soft tissue masses (elastofibromas) are identified in the bilateral subscapular region  which are in close proximity with the postero-lateral portion of the costal arches just deep to the serratus anterior and latissimus dorsi muscles larger on the right side which have signal intensity of the muscles.

Annotated image
  • SA = serratus anterior
  • LD = latissimus dorsi
  • arrows = elastofibroma dorsia

Case Discussion

Elastofibroma dorsi is a benign soft-tissue tumor with a characteristic location and imaging appearance.

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Case information

rID: 23830
Published: 11th Jul 2013
Last edited: 27th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included