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WHO Classification of Tumours
Elastofibroma
Connective, subcutaneous and other soft tissues


Definition

Elastofibroma is a benign, slow-growing tumour arising predominantly from the soft tissues between lower scapula and chest wall. It is histologically characterized by the presence of paucicellular collagenous tissue, adipocytes and a predominance of large coarse elastic fibers arranged in globules. The tumours are usually ill defined and range in diameter from 2 to 15 cm
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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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Elastofibroma occurs almost exclusively in patients >50 years old. Women are preferentially affected. Surgical excision is curative; local recurrence occurs rarely

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Fletcher CDM, Unni KK, Mertens F (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2002



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