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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Jan;50(1):126-9.

Multiple elastofibromas.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Sapporo City General Hospital, Japan.


Elastofibroma is an uncommon fibroelastic tumor or tumorlike process that usually occurs between the scapula and the chest wall of elderly patients. This condition is rarely reported in the dermatologic literature, because it infrequently arises in the skin or within the subcutaneous tissue. We present a 78-year-old man with 15 separate subcutaneous nodules on the buttocks and upper extremities together with bilateral subscapular nodules. All specimens taken from different lesions were histologically confirmed as elastofibromas. As far as we know, this case with 17 distinct elastofibromas demonstrates the largest number ever reported in a single patient. Although the pathomechanism of the occurrence of multiple elastofibromas is unknown, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of multiple subcutaneous nodules.

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