dense fibrous tissue

dense fibrous tissue

Etymology: L, densus, thick
a fibrous connective tissue consisting of compact, strong, inelastic bundles of mostly parallel collagenous fibers that are glistening white. Dense regular fibrous tissue comprises the tendons, the aponeuroses, and the ligaments; dense irregular fibrous tissue comprises the fascial membranes, the dermis of the skin, the periosteum, and the capsules of organs. Compare loose fibrous tissue.
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It had areas of dense fibrous tissue and many pockets of fluid and looked like very abnormal tissue.
Sections of the lesion showed dense fibrous tissue with nodules of extracellular myxoid material containing scattered histiocytes and stellate to spindled fibroblastic cells.
Two separate frozen sections were sent intraoperatively in an attempt to elucidate the nature of the tumor, but they identified only dense fibrous tissue.
A band of dense fibrous tissue stretches over the palm to stabilize the structures that pass to the hand.
Dense fibrous tissue was present with a large area of coagulative necrosis with areas of haemorrhage.
Closer examination revealed an apparent gallstone connected to the ovary by dense fibrous tissue (Figure 2).
Microscopic examination of the right orchiectomy specimen demonstrated residual dense fibrous tissue containing lymphocytic aggregates and occasional germinal centers, which was unlikely a lymphoma.
The pathology of the excised tumor was consistent with aggressive fibromatosis in that dense fibrous tissue focally infiltrated between the muscle fibers (figure 1, B).
Careful dissection of the region, where the prostate should have been located, revealed fibrosed seminal vesicles and dense fibrous tissue.
Consequently, there will be a few millimeters of dense fibrous tissue between the blind end of the external auditory canal and the tympanic membrane itself.