Magnetic resonance imaging findings of elastofibroma dorsi: A case report



Magnetic resonance imaging, Thorax, Surgery, Elastofibroma dorsi


Elastofibroma dorsi is a rare soft tissue tumor. In people who work with arm power, excessive rubbing of the scapula to the chest wall or genetic factors is held responsible for its formation. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most commonly used imaging modalities for diagnose of elastofibroma dorsi. MRI and CT imaging can distinguish elastofibroma dorsi with the support of clinical findings. It is necessary to avoid unnecessary interventional procedures in asymptomatic elderly patients who are thought to be elastofibroma dorsi and only follow-up is sufficient in these cases. This article aimed to present MRI findings of a 61-year-old male patient suffering from elastofibroma dorsi with literature review.


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Ateş F, Kara T, Şara H İbrahim, Çoban MS, Durmaz MS, Saraçoğlu M. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of elastofibroma dorsi: A case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2019 Apr. 28 [cited 2024 May 25];3(4):341-2. Available from: