Elastofibroma Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Surgical Care

Complete local surgical excision is the treatment of choice in symptomatic patients or if malignancy cannot be excluded. [47, 48] It can be well-controlled by radical surgery. [16] Recurrence after surgery is unusual. [49] Spontaneous regression has been observed without treatment. Because malignant transformation has not been described, asymptomatic lesions need not be excised. [50] In fact, surgical resection should be limited to those who are symptomatic, as the incidence of postoperative complications is high. [51, 52]  Bilateral back elastofibroma after resection of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma has been described. [53]

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Long-Term Monitoring

Because elastofibromas are benign neoplasms, no long-term follow-up care is necessary.

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