Atypical appearance of elastofibroma dorsi on MRI: case reports and review of the literature.

Abstract

Three patients with histologically proven elastofibroma dorsi underwent MRI, using T1-weighted, T2-weighted, STIR (short inversion time inversion recovery), and contrast-enhanced SE sequences. All lesions typically displayed low signal intensity masses interspersed with areas of high signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted SE images. Contrary to prior reports, two patients showed marked enhancement of the mass after administration of Gd-DTPA. Although the characteristic signal intensity on conventional T1- and T2-weighted images may lead to the early diagnosis of this rare tumor, radiologists should be aware that marked contrast enhancement may be representative in elastofibroma dorsi.

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@article{Schick2000AtypicalAO, title={Atypical appearance of elastofibroma dorsi on MRI: case reports and review of the literature.}, author={Susanne Schick and Alexander Zembsch and Andr{\'e} Gahleitner and P Wanderbaldinger and G. Amann and Martin J. Breitenseher and Siegfried Trattnig}, journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography}, year={2000}, volume={24 2}, pages={288-92} }