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Elastofibroma dorsi: a radiological diagnosis


Elastofibroma dorsi is a rarely made radiological diagnosis. The rarity of the condition, lack of a suitable imaging modality, and an inconsistent clinical approach in evaluating indeterminate soft tissue tumors has contributed to this failure. With magnetic resonance imaging now being recognized as the examination of choice for all indeterminate soft tissue tumors, a prebiopsy diagnosis can frequently be made by radiologists familiar with the characteristic periscapular location, predilection for elderly females, and short T2 on magnetic resonance imaging.

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Massengill, A.D., Sundaram, M., Kathol, M.H. et al. Elastofibroma dorsi: a radiological diagnosis. Skeletal Radiol. 22, 121–123 (1993).

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  • Elderly
  • Periscapular mass
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Short T2
  • Elastofibroma dorsi