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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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A variant of ossifying fibroma (OF) was first described as a cemento-ossifying fibroma by Menzel in 1872; in 1927, Montgomery first used the term ossifying fibroma.
This report concerns a of a case of central odontogenic fibroma found in a young, male, posterior left mandible.
11) The numerous terminologies used for these gingival lesions, such as peripheral odontogenic fibroma, peripheral cementifying fibroma (12) or calcifying fibroid epulis, (3) indicates that there is a lot of controversy regarding the classification.
Kitle Beyin Cerrahisi klinigi tarafindan transkranial girisimle eksize edilip histopatolojik incelemede ossifiye fibroma olarak tanimlandi.
1,6,8) It has been suggested that fibrous dysplasia, ossifying fibroma, and osteoma are progressive stages of one disease process, ultimately resulting in osteoma.
The WHO defines a desmoplastic fibroma as a rare, benign bone tumour composed of spindle cells with minimal atypia and abundant collagen production (3).
Myxoma virus and Shope fibroma virus encode dual-specificity tyrosine/serine phosphatases which are essential for virus viability.
Asi mismo, se ha encontrado lesiones extradigitales con cuerpos de inclusion similar a la FDI, como en un tumor filodes de mama y otras (1,9-12), e igualmente fibromas digitales infantiles sin la presencia de cuerpos de inclusion (1).
El diagnostico diferencial incluye al granuloma piogeno, fibroma periferico osificante, fibroma irritativo, granuloma gravidatum, granuloma central de celulas gigantes y hemangioma (2,5,13,15).
This article reviews three of these hyperplastic lesions: the irritation fibroma, the giant cell fibroma and the peripheral ossifying fibroma.
On postoperative physical examination there were ungual fibroma and hypopigmented maculae (formerly known as ash-leaf spots) on the skin of her toes.