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A benign tumor composed primarily of fibrous connective tissue. Also known as fibroid tumor.
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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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Brachyury staining was further performed in the following 2 categories: (1) 58 nonchordomatous tumors, which included 26 chondroid tumors (4 cases of grade I chondrosarcoma, 9 cases of grade II chondrosarcoma, 3 cases of grade III chondrosarcoma, 2 cases of chondromyxoid fibroma, 1 chondroblastoma, 4 osteochondromas, and 2 cases of extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma), 7 liposarcomas, 5 rhabdomyosarcomas, 4 pleomorphic adenomas, 4 mucoepidermoid carcinomas, 4 mucinous adenocarcinomas, 6 germ cell tumors, and 2 cases of renal cell carcinoma (Table 2); and (2) 7 unrelated miscellaneous tissues, which included normal cartilage derived from trachea (2 cases), articular surface (1 case), and testicular tissue (4 cases).
The matrix of chondromyxoid fibroma may sometimes resemble chondroblastoma, and both lesions can contain numerous osteoclast-like giant cells.
Bone lesions uncommon in neonates have been reported under such designations as fibrous histiocytoma, chondromyxoid fibroma, or ossifying fibroma.
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