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fibromatosis

[¦fī·brō·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
The occurrence of multiple fibromas.
Localized proliferation of fibroblasts without apparent cause.
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Hereditary gingival fibromatosis and its management: 2-year follow-up.
Clinical and histomorphometric characteristics of three different families with hereditary gingival fibromatosis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod.
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis: Report of four generation pedigree.
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis, Natl J Maxillofac Surg.
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis can occur as a solely manifestation affecting the gingiva only, with no other local or systemic involvement or is associated with certain syndromes; some of them are described below (Table 1).5,6
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis should also be differentially diagnosed from a number of diseases
TABLE 1: SYNDROMIC ASSOCIATIONS OF HEREDITARY GINGIVAL FIBROMATOSIS
TABLE 2: GENERALIZED GINGIVAL ENLARGEMENTS THAT MIGHT MIMIC HEREDITRY GINGIVAL FIBROMATOSIS
Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis: Case Report & Its Management.
Coletta, "Transforming growth factor-[beta]1 autocrine stimulation regulates fibroblast proliferation in hereditary gingival fibromatosis," Journal of Periodontology, vol.