Elastofibroma presenting as an oral soft tissue mass


Faizan Alawi DDS, Department of Pathology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 240 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. Tel: 1 215 573 7638, Fax: 1 215 573 2050, E-mail: falawi@path.dental.upenn.edu


Elastofibroma (EF) is a rare soft tissue lesion that most commonly develops in the subscapular region. To date, there has been only one documented example of oral EF; presenting as a painless nodule in the floor of the mouth of a middle-aged female. Described herein, we report a male patient who developed EF in the floor of the mouth; in his case, also presenting as an asymptomatic nodular growth. Acute onset and a history of regional surgery and radiation therapy suggest a reactive etiology.