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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2005;8(2):154-157.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2005.8.2.154    Published online December 30, 2005.
Elastofibroma Dorsi as a Cause of Snapping Scapula - A Case Report -
In Hwan Hwang, M.D., Jong Woo Kim, M.D.*, Oh Sung Kyun, M.D.†, Hyung Bin Park, M.D.**
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery*
College of Medicine, Gyeong Sang National University, Jinju, Korea. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine
Seoul, Korea.
탄발음 견갑골의 한 요인으로서 탄성섬유종 - 1예 보고 -
황인환, 김종우, 오성균, 박형빈
경상대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실, 흉부외과학교실*
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 정형외과학교실†
Elastofibroma dorsi is a benign soft tissue mass, not well-known because of its low incidence, and usually located between the chest wall and the inferomedial aspect of the scapula. This lesion is not true neoplasm but rather reactive hyperplasia of elastic fibers. It is mostly nontender mass, but occasionally causes snapping symptom. This tumor should be considered as a differential diagnosis of snapping scapula. The clinical diagnosis is made by magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed by pathologic findings. We present a case report of a female with elastofibroma dorsi, who had that the chief complaint was snapping scapula and palpable mass. We emphasize that snapping lesions located deep beneath the inferior tip of the scapula on the chest wall should arouse suspicion of an elastofibroma dorsi.
Key Words: Elastofibroma Dorsi, Snapping Shoulder, Excisional Biopsy


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