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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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Differential diagnosis includes peripheral giant cell granuloma, pyogenic granuloma, fibroma and peripheral odontogenic fibroma, peripheral cementifying fibroma, peripheral cemento- ossifying fibroma.
8) A Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma is more common in females and in the anterior maxilla, but Peripheral Odontogenic Fibroma has a predilection for males and the posterior mandible.
Siar C, Han K, Clinicopathological study of peripheral odontogenic fibromas (who-type) in Malaysians.

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