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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 217-218
Case Report

Diagnosis of elastofibroma

Cuneyt Tetikkurt,1 Seza Tetikkurt,2 and Nihal Bayar1

1Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Taksim Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Elastofibroma is a relatively rare soft tissue mass. The lesion is probably reactive and occurs most commonly in the periscapular region. It is a degenerative benign neoplasm with the clinical appearence of a malignant tumour. The present report describes the case of a 70-year-old man with bilateral elastofibroma. The diagnosis was established with needle aspiration biopsy and positron emission tomography/computed tomography. The present case suggests that needle aspiration biopsy and positron emission tomography/computed tomography are highly useful in the diagnosis of this rare, benign tumour.