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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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It may also be referred to as peripheral cementifying fibroma depending on whether the calcified tissue within the lesion has the microscopic appearance of bone or cementum.
Regrettably, many synonymous nomenclatures of this single entity exist, such as least differentiated form of fibro-osteoma, ossifying fibroma (OF), young OF, cementifying fibroma, and psammomatoid OF.
Differential diagnosis includes peripheral giant cell granuloma, pyogenic granuloma, fibroma and peripheral odontogenic fibroma, peripheral cementifying fibroma, peripheral cemento- ossifying fibroma.