A benign lesion characterized by abundant abnormal elastic fibers.
It is considered a rare lesion, although the exact incidence is unknown as many cases represent incidental findings (Hisaoka and Nishio 2013).
It tends to affect elderly patient, with a peak in the seventh and eighth decades of life.
Females are more frequently affected than males (Nagamine et al. 1982).
It generally arises in the soft tissue under the scapula, where it is supposed to be generated after repeated frictions between the scapula and the thoracic wall, with subsequent degeneration of the elastic fibers. Rarely, it can occur in other parts of the thoracic wall, in the extremities, limb girdles, gastrointestinal tract, or other viscera. The lesion can be bilateral or rarely multiple (Hisaoka and Nishio 2013).
Simple surgical excision is curative.
It is a benign lesion. Local recurrence can occur, after incomplete...
References and Further Reading
- Hisaoka, M., & Nishio, J. (2013). Elastofibroma. In C. D. M. Fletcher, J. A. Bridge, P. C. W. Hogendoorn, & F. Mertens (Eds.), World Health Organization classification of tumours. Pathology and genetics of tumours of soft tissue and bone (pp. 53–54). IARC: Lyon.Google Scholar