Fibromas or fibroid tumors or fibroids are benign tumors that are composed of fibrous or connective tissue They can grow in all organs, arising from mesenchyme tissue The term "fibroblastic" or "fibromatous" is used to describe tumors of the fibrous connective tissue When the term fibroma is used without modifier, it is usually considered benign, with the term fibrosarcoma reserved for malignant tumors
- 1 Hard fibroma
- 2 Soft fibroma
- 3 Other types of fibroma
- 4 Ovarian fibroma
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The hard fibroma fibroma durum consists of many fibres and few cells, eg in skin it is called dermatofibroma fibroma simplex or nodulus cutaneous A special form is the keloid, which derives from hyperplastic growth of scars
The soft fibroma fibroma molle or fibroma with a shaft acrochordon, skin tag, fibroma pendulans consist of many loosely connected cells and less fibroid tissue It mostly appears at the neck, armpits or groin The photo shows a soft fibroma of the eyelid
Other types of fibromaedit
The fibroma cavernosum or angiofibroma, consists of many often dilated vessels, it is a vasoactive tumor occurring almost exclusively in adolescent males
The cystic fibroma fibroma cysticum has central softening or dilated lymphatic vessels
The myxofibroma fibroma myxomatodes is produced by liquefaction of the underlying soft tissue
The cemento-ossifying fibroma is hard and fibrous, most frequently seen in the jaw or mouth, sometimes in connection with a fracture or another type of injury
Other fibromas: chondromyxoid fibroma, desmoplasmic fibroma, nonossifying fibroma, ossifying fibroma, nuchal fibroma, collagenous fibroma, fibroma of tendon sheath, perifollicular fibroma, pleomorphic fibroma, uterine fibroma, etc
Ovarian fibromaeditMain article: Ovarian fibroma
It appears in the sex cord-stromal tumour group of ovarian neoplasms Ovary fibromas are most frequent during middle age, and rare in children Upon gross pathological inspection, ovary fibromas are firm and white or tan Variants with edema are especially likely to be associated with Meigs' syndrome On microscopic examination, there are intersecting bundles of spindle cells producing collagen
There may be thecomatous areas fibrothecoma The presence of an ovarian fibroma can cause ovarian torsion in some cases
Benign fibromas may, but need not be, removed Removal is usually a brief outpatient procedure
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- Fibrous Lesions
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