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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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The fibromatous or proliferative variant is similar to the cellular variant, although collagen fibers are much more prominent in the fibromatous variant.
2) representing epidermal hyperplasia, acanthosis and hyperkeratosis along with down proliferation of retepegs, in 4 cases of teats and udder papillomas and only epidermal hyperplasia without any fibromatous proliferation was observed in rest six (6) cases of teat papillomatosis bearing clinically ambiguous warts along with typical flat papilloma and atypical filliform papillomas.
5] Rarely, fibrous pseudotumours may consist of a diffuse fibroinflammatory proliferation of the paratesticular/testicular soft tissues which encase the testis, more specifically known as fibromatous periorchitis.
Instrumental staging evaluation (total body computed tomographic scan, magnetic resonance imaging) detected a slight enlargement of the uterine cervix and a fibromatous uterus without evidence of lymphadenopathy or splenomegaly.
Benign fibromatous tumours of the testis and paratesticular region a report of 9 cases with a proposed classification of fibromatous tumours and tumour like lesion.
Adamantinoma-Histogenesis and differentiation from the periodontal fibromatous epulis and squamous cell carcinomas.
The tumor was called extracranial fibromatous meningioma.