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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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In addition, DF includes pathologies from soft tissues (desmoplastic fibroma) to bone tissues (bone desmoid tumor).
Depprich et al., "Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible-review of the literature and presentation of a rare case," Head and Face Medicine, vol.
Desmoplastic fibroma is mostly located centrally in the metadiaphysis of the tubular bones around knee followed by humerus and radius.
CONCLUSION: Desmoplastic fibroma is a rare tumor occurring in ulna.
Desmoplastic fibroma of the jaw: A case report and review of literature Oral Surg, Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006; 101:82-94
Desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible mimicking osteogenic sarcoma: report of a case.
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., 2006].
A case of a desmoplastic fibroma of the mandible in a 10-year old boy that was misdiagnosed as TMJ dysfunction is presented here.
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).
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.