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J Med Invest. 2011 Feb;58(1-2):159-62.

Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma of the elbow: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan.


Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma is a rare soft tissue tumor that typically occurs in the distal extremities of children and adolescents. Because a calcifying aponeurotic fibroma is an ill-defined mass and has a tendency to infiltrate the surrounding tissue, local recurrence rates are 50%. We report a case of calcifying aponeurotic fibroma occurring in the elbow region, an uncommon site. The patient is followed up for 6 years without local recurrence of the tumor.

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