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A benign tumor composed primarily of fibrous connective tissue. Also known as fibroid tumor.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Of course, their frequency is entirely dependent upon the criteria used for the diagnosis and, in my opinion, if the thecoma diagnosis is to have any consistent application it should be diagnosed by using strict criteria, and focal somewhat plump cells in what is essentially a fibroma should not lead to a thecoma diagnosis.
Nonossifying Fibroma: Nonossifying fibroma commonly involves metaphysis of long bones and consists of 40% in distal femur, 40% in tibia with 10% in fibula.27 It is usually found in children as incidental finding between 02-20 years of age.
Intramural ventricular cardiac fibroma. Successful removal in two cases and review of literature.
Fibroma or leiomyoma develops as a firm nodule in labia majora, perineal or introitus areas.
Often the radiographic appearance of the lesion can provide a diagnosis and no further imaging will be required in cases such as non-ossifying fibromas, enchondromas, and some osteochondromas (Figs.
There is little information about the combination of desmoplastic fibroma and tuberous sclerosis; this combination is uncommon [8, 10, 11].
Video 1: arthroscopic view of an intra-articular fibroma of tendon sheath seen from an anterolateral viewing portal in a right hip.
Rhabdomyomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors (50%), followed by fibromas (25%) and myxomas (9-15%) which, despite being the most common adult cardiac tumor, are rare among children [1].
Aggarwal, "Orthotopic heart transplant: A therapeutic option for unresectable cardiac fibroma in infants," Congenital Heart Disease, vol.
The specimen was microscopically diagnosed as a benign fibro-osseous lesion that in correlation with radiographic imaging favored a diagnosis of ossifying fibroma.
(4) The differential diagnoses of POT includes ameloblastic fibroma and odontogenic fibroma/myxoma.
Based on the horse's medical history, physical evaluation, and radiographic findings, the tentative diagnosis was a benign mandibular neoplasia as an ossifying fibroma, while osteoma and fibrous dysplasia were considered as the differential diagnoses.