Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 282–283 | Cite as

Elastofibroma dorsi: MRI diagnosis in a young girl

  • D. Devaney
  • P. Livesley
  • D. Shaw


Elastofibroma dorsi is a slowly growing tumour-like process composed of an ill-defined mass of fibro-elastic tissue. It occurs almost exclusively in the elderly and is thought to result from mechanical friction. It has received little attention in the radiological literature and is considered a rare lesion. With indications for computerised imaging expanding, elastofibroma dorsi will probably be seen more frequently. This report describes an elastofibroma presenting in an 11-year-old girl and its appearance by magnetic resonance imaging. Presumptive diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging may prevent unnecessary radical surgery.


Public Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging Young Girl Presumptive Diagnosis Mechanical Friction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Devaney
    • 1
  • P. Livesley
    • 2
  • D. Shaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of HistopathologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric RadiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK

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