Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--37

Elastofibroma: An uncommon tumor revisited


Rashmi Patnayak1, Amitabh Jena2, Sarla Settipalli3, N Nagesh4 
1 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Radiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of General Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Amitabh Jena
Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
India

Elastofibromas are rare benign, soft-tissue slow-growing tumors seen predominantly in elderly females. The most common location is the infrascapular region. These benign tumors require resection only in symptomatic cases. We present a case of elastofibroma in a 46-year-old female. She presented with gradually increasing soft-tissue swelling of 8 cm Χ 6 cm in the right inferior subscapular region for the last 2 years. She underwent excisional biopsy and the histopathology was reported as elastofibroma. Microscopically, the mass showed numerous characteristic eosinophilic, beaded elastic fibers. These fibers were highlighted by the Verhoeff«SQ»s elastic stain. We present this uncommon case to emphasize the important role of histopathology in diagnosis. A definitive diagnosis helps to avoid unnecessary wide and radical resection.


How to cite this article:
Patnayak R, Jena A, Settipalli S, Nagesh N. Elastofibroma: An uncommon tumor revisited.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016;9:34-37


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Patnayak R, Jena A, Settipalli S, Nagesh N. Elastofibroma: An uncommon tumor revisited. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jan 20 ];9:34-37
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