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Kyobu Geka. 2011 May;64(5):390-3.

[Subscapular elastofibroma].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gunma Prefectural Cancer Center, Ota, Japan.


Elastofibroma is a tumor that is localized mainly at the subscapular region. We report 2 cases of subscapular elastofibromas. Case 1, 75-year-old woman was seen at the hospital because of a left dorsal tumor. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed the tumor of 6 cm in diameter in the inferior angle of left scapula. The patient underwent excision of the tumor. Case 2, 90-year-old man underwent excision a tumor of 5 cm in diameter in the inferior angle of right scapula simultaneously with the operation of right lung cancer. Histological examinations showed increased elastic fiber with elastica van Gieson staining. These specimens confirmed the diagnosis of elastofibroma There have been no signs of recurrence after surgery.

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