Elastofibroma dorsi

Pradeep Goyal, Darshan Gandhi, Sonali Gupta, Shuo Li, Yogesh Kumar, Thomas D. Olsavsky, Nishant Gupta

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We present a 60-year-old man with biopsy-proven metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the right inguinal and external iliac lymph nodes with unknown primary. Hypermetabolic soft tissue masses were identified in bilateral subscapular regions on follow-up positron emission tomography (PET)–computed tomography (CT) after completion of chemoradiation. The right subscapular mass was biopsied under CT guidance, and histopathology showed it to be elastofibroma dorsi. Elastofibroma dorsi is a benign tumor with no malignant potential; due to its ill-defined appearance and tracer uptake on PET-CT, it can be misdiagnosed as soft tissue sarcoma. This report describes the typical location and imaging features of this incidental hypermetabolic mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 11 2017
Externally publishedYes

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