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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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Nodular tumors and fibromas of the soft palate and tongue may be found in 11% of the cases.
Most irritation fibromas are of normal mucosal color, unless traumatized, in which the lesion could appear reddened, or whitish due to hyperkeratinization, the result of continued irritation after development of the lesion.
Sclerotic fibroma of the skin is a benign fibrous tumor, often situated in the reticular dermis.
The facial findings over the malar area were angiofibromas (adenoma sebaceum) in a typical butterfly pattern (Figure 1), periungual fibroma (Koenen's tumor) on the left big toe (Figure 2) and hypomelanocytic macules around the neck (ash leaf spot) which is typical of tuberous sclerosis.
Other Digital Fibromas Including Acral and Subungual Angiofibroma, Acquired Digital Fibrokeratoma, and Acquired Reactive Digital Fibroma.
Of these 36( 76 %)were granulosa cell tumours (adult 33, juvenile 3), 7 were labeled as sertoli leydig cell tumours (15%), 3 as thecoma/ fibroma group (7%) and only one case was labeled as microcystic stromal tumour of the ovary (2%).
Histopathological diagnosis is necessary for differential diagnosis from other osteogenic lesions, especially ossifying fibroma and fibrous dysplasia.
Excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis as ameloblastic fibroma.
Multiple randomly distributed pits in dental enamel, Hamartomatous Rectal Polyps, Bone cysts, cerebral white matter migration tracts, gingival fibromas, Non-renal hamartomas, Retinal achromic patches, Confetti skin lesions, multiple renal cysts.
Like ossifying fibromas, these lesions also show temporal evolution in appearance from early lucent lesions to progressive increase in density.
Dado a que la obesidad contribuye a varias de las principales razones para la histerectomia, tales como fibromas y prolapso uterino, el tratamiento de la obesidad podria no solamente mejorar la salud cardiovascular, sino tambien reducir la necesidad de realizar la histerectomia.