Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Postgraduate Student, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Dept. of Pathology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Dept. of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

4 Organ Transplant Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

5 Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroscience Research Center, Institute of Neuropharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran, Dept. of En-dodontics, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

6 Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Abstract

Elastofibroma is a rare neoplasm that characteristically occurs in subscapular area in response to microtrauma. There are some reports of this tumor in other sites of the body but, up till now, there has been no report of elastofibroma in the face. A 20-year-old man presented with a slow growing painless mass in the face without any history of trauma. Histopathologic examination revealed a soft tissue mass composed of eosinophilic fibers admixed with aggregation of fat cells, capillary blood vessels, and fibroblasts. Elastic stain and Masson’s trichrome stain confirmed the nature of elastic and collagen fibers. It was a case of elastofibroma in the face.