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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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Desmoplastic fibroma of bone: a report of two cases.
Clinically, signs and symptoms of desmoplastic fibroma of the jaws are non-pathognomonic, although asymptomatic swelling, intermittent pain, limited mouth opening or some degree of functional impairment may be found [Batsakis, 1984; Said-Al-Naief et al.
A case of a desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible in a 10-year old boy that was misdiagnosed as TMJ dysfunction is presented here.
Histological findings of incisional biopsy from the left retromolar area were compatible with desmoplastic fibroma.
Although considered a benign lesion, desmoplastic fibroma can be very aggressive locally.
Desmoplastic fibroma is generally considered a bone counterpart of aggressive fibromatosis of soft tissue (desmoid tumor).
In summary, this case demonstrates characteristic radiological and histologic features of desmoplastic fibroma, an extremely rare bone tumor, which occurred in an unusual location.
Desmoplastic fibroma of bone can imitate the pattern of a low-grade intraosseous osteosarcoma, but DF lacks osteoid matrix production, as previously discussed.
Desmoplastic fibroma is generally classified as a benign tumor and has not been shown to metastasize.
Desmoplastic fibroma of the bone: a report of two patients, review of the literature, and therapeutic implications.