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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 794247, 5 pages
Case Report

Painful Elastofibroma Dorsi: A Report of a Case and a Brief Review of the Literature

1Department of Surgery, Florina General Hospital, Egnatias 9, 53100 Florina, Greece
2Department of Pathology, University of Thessaly, Biopolis, 41110 Larissa, Greece
3Department of Radiology, NIMTS General Hospital of Athens, Monis Petraki 10-12, 11521 Athens, Greece

Received 27 November 2012; Accepted 27 December 2012

Academic Editors: D. A. Fisher, S. N. Parikh, and A. Sakamoto

Copyright © 2013 Evangelos Falidas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Elastofibroma dorsi (ED) is an uncommon, slow-growing, benign, soft tissue tumor of unclear pathogenesis, typically located at the subscapular region of elderly people. It may be unilateral or bilateral. Though many patients are asymptomatic, ED can cause local deformity and symptoms such as periscapular pain or discomfort. Herein we report a case of a 65-year-old woman with painful ED. Clinical features, radiodiagnostic, intraoperative, and pathologic findings, and a brief review of the literature are performed.