Fibroma

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fibroma

[fī′brō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor composed primarily of fibrous connective tissue. Also known as fibroid tumor.

Fibroma

 

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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We have reported this irritation fibroma because of its unusual size and location.
The most common tumor-like growth in the oral cavity is the irritation fibroma, also known as traumatic fibroma or focal fibrous hyperplasia.
Irritation fibroma is also found more in females (2:1), while GCF is generally considered to have no gender predilection.
In some cases, this characteristic pattern is only part of the pattern of a larger lesion that may resemble an irritation fibroma or pyogenic granuloma or fibroma has existed for a longer period of time.
To retrieve biopsy cases of RCP in the LSUSD Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the authors reviewed the pathology reports of all accessions coded as fibroma, irritation fibroma, traumatic fibroma, fibrous nodule, focal fibrous hyperplasia, and giant cell fibroma of the mandibular gingiva from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2001.