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A benign tumor composed primarily of fibrous connective tissue. Also known as fibroid tumor.



a mature benign tumor of connective tissue, which can occur in any part of the body. Fibromas may be diffuse or encapsulated, depending on the nature of their growth. Fibroblasts are the source of fibromas, hence their other name, fibroblastomas. The symptoms and the course of a fibroma depend on the site and the rate of growth. Malignant degeneration sometimes occurs. Fibromas are treated surgically.

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Desmoplastic fibroma of the jaw: A case report and review of literature Oral Surg, Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006; 101:82-94
Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible mimicking osteogenic sarcoma: report of a case.
Desmoplastic fibroma of bone is a rare benign intraosseous tumor of connective tissue origin with locally aggressive behaviour, which may lead to infiltration of the surrounding soft tissues [Shafer et al.
Clinically, signs and symptoms of desmoplastic fibroma of the jaws are non-pathognomonic, although asymptomatic swelling, intermittent pain, limited mouth opening or some degree of functional impairment may be found [Batsakis, 1984; Said-Al-Naief et al.
We present a case of desmoplastic fibroma in the rib of a 19-year-old man, adding a fourth case to the 3 previously reported cases involving this unusual location.
On histologic examination, the tumor was classified as a desmoplastic fibroma.
Desmoplastic fibroma (DF) was first described as a distinct entity and given its present name by Jaffe in 1958.
Desmoplastic fibroma is one of the rarest bone tumors.