2000 年 39 巻 6 号 p. 547-548
We report the cytological findings of elastofibroma dorsi in the left subscapular region of a 55-year-old man and in the right subscapular region of a 58-year-old woman. The cut surface of the tumors was scraped with surgical blades. The scraped specimens showed fibroblast-like cells, light-green stained bead string-like or spherical structures and globules with serrated edge (petaloid globules) in Papanicolaou stain. The bead string-like structures were elastofibroma fibers.
These elastofibroma fibers were also stained light-blue with Giemsa stain. To find elastofibroma fibers, we recommend the use of Giemsa stain rather thfan Papanicolaou stain.