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          VOLUME 51 / ISSUE 2


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14 - Elastofibroma dorsi as a cause of back pain: a case report

Bahadır Elitez, Ayhan Aşkın, Fethi İsnaç, Ümit Seçil Demirdal, Ece Güvendi

Objective: Elastofibroma dorsi (EFD) is a rare benign pseudotumor characteristically located at subscapular region. Although it is usually asymptomatic, it can present with swelling in the subscapular region, back pain and clicking with shoulder motion. In this case report we aimed to present a female patient with the diagnosis of bilateral elastofibroma dorsi.

Case Report: A 69-year-old woman consulted to our outpatient setting with back pain. Her complaints started 15 months ago. A computerized tomography scan was performed and bilateral ill-defined masses were detected in subscapular region. These masses were found consistent with EFD. The patient did not consent surgical excision. Therefore she was treated conservatively.

Conclusion: In clinical practice, a diagnosis can be made through careful examination and patients can be treated medically or by the means of physiotherapy modalities.

Keywords: Back pain, elastofibroma, physiotherapy

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