from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A benign, usually enclosed neoplasm composed primarily of fibrous tissue.
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- n. A benign tumour of fibrous connective tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue, or of same modification of such tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a tumor consisting of connective tissue.
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- n. nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
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Image at right, "Ossifying fibroma, frontal bone."
She has a diagnosis of ossifying fibroma of the maxilla and mandible, which requires surgery as soon as possible.
Other names include Morton's toe, interdigital neuritis, and interdigital perineural fibroma.
When this is the case, it is possible that the growth is a true fibroma -- that is to say, a non-inflammatory new growth of fibrous connective tissue.
The case was really one of large congenital nævus pilosus and fibroma molluscum combined.
There were also present several benign tumors (fibroma molluscum) and numerous smaller nevi over the body.
The true lipoma must be distinguished from diffuse accumulations of fat in different parts of the body in the same way that fibroma is distinguished from elephantiasis.
Brochin 2.269 speaks of a case in which pregnancy was complicated with fibroma of the uterus, the accouchement being natural at term.
In a case of Sangster, reported by Politzer, although most of the dermoids, as usual, were like fibroma-nodules and therefore the color of normal skin, those over the mastoid processes and clavicle were lemon-yellow, and were generally thought to be xanthoma until they were excised, and Politzer found they were typical dermoid cysts with the usual contents of degenerated epithelium and hair.
Microscopic examination showed the growth to be a diffused intracanalicular fibroma.