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General
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Epidemiology
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Case reports
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Treatment
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Clinical images
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MRI, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

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Shoulder based tumors

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Typical location (arrow)

Gross description
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Gross images
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Fibrocollagenous areas blend with fat (AFIP)

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Poorly defined fibroelastic tumor entrapping fat

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Gray-white fibrous tissue mixed with fat

Micro description
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Micro images
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Dorsi, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

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Elastic stain, courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

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Paucicellular fibrous tissue mixed with fat

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Thick, densely eosinophilic elastin bands are mixed with collagen

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Elastin bands have serrated edges

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Mature adipose tissue

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Branched and unbranched coarse elastin fibers

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H&E and elastic stain

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Verhoeff elastin stain highlights elastin fibers and the bead-like arrangement of the elastin globules

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Orcein (elastin) stain


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Cytology description
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Positive stains
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Negative stains
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Electron microscopy description
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Molecular / cytogenetics description
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Differential diagnosis
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Additional references
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End of Soft Tissue > Fibroblastic / myofibroblastic tumors > Elastofibroma



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