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fibroplasia

 [fi″bro-pla´zhah]
the formation of fibrous tissue, as occurs normally in the healing of a wound or abnormally in certain tissues. adj., adj fibroplas´tic.
retrolental fibroplasia retinopathy of prematurity.

fi·bro·pla·si·a

(fī'brō-plā'zē-ă),
Production of fibrous tissue, usually implying an abnormal increase of nonneoplastic fibrous tissue.
[fibro- + G. plasis, a molding]

fibroplasia

/fi·bro·pla·sia/ (-pla´zhah) the formation of fibrous tissue.fibroplas´tic
retrolental fibroplasia  (RLF) retinopathy of prematurity.

fibroplasia

(fī′brə-plā′zhə)
n.
The formation of fibrous tissue, as normally occurs in the healing of wounds.

fi′bro·plas′tic (-plăs′tĭk) adj.

fibroplasia

[-plā′zhə]
the formation of a scar during the fibroblastic repair phase of healing.

fibroplasia

A generic term for the formation of fibrous tissue; fibrogenesis.

fi·bro·pla·si·a

(fī'brō-plā'zē-ă)
Production of fibrous tissue, usually implying an abnormal increase of nonneoplastic fibrous tissue.
[fibro- + G. plasis, a molding]

fibroplasia

The formation and spread of fibrous tissue, as occurs in wound healing. See also RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA.

fibroplasia

the formation of fibrous tissue, as in the healing of a wound.

Patient discussion about fibroplasia

Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children? My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?

A. WE ARE A HEALTHY COUPLE BUT MY WIFE NEVER GET PREGNANT IN 20 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIP.
I'M SO SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH, I'M LEARNING.

Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy? My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?

A. Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.

Q. my uncle was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. can anyone help?

A. Pulmonary Fibrosis involves scarring of the lung. Gradually, the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by fibrotic tissue. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes thicker causing an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. Traditional theories have postulated that it might be an autoimmune disorder, or the after effects of an infection, viral in nature. There is a growing body of evidence which points to a genetic predisposition. A mutation in the SP-C protein has been found to exist in families with a history of Pulmonary Fibrosis. The most current thinking is that the fibrotic process is a reaction to microscopic injury to the lung. While the exact cause remains unknown, associations have been made with the following:*Inhaled environmental and occupational pollutants, *Cigarette smoking, *Diseases such as Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus,*Therapeutic radiation. For full: http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ipf.htm Hope this helps.

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There was proliferation of the lining mucosa and moderate fibroplasia adjacent to the graft.
In 1942, retrolental fibroplasia was established on the medical horizon as a new disease of premature infants.
The hypervascularity is essential for the healing as it supply the different blood cells, precursors for fibroplasia and energy for better healing.
Most, if not all, BNs are associated with some degree of stromal fibroplasia.
10) Dead and degenerating hypopi may be attended by a more organized fibroplasia with a surrounding cuff of Langhans' giant cells and masses of epithelioid histiocytes, lymphocytes, plasma cells, and eosinophils.
Thus, the conduct of a physician whose best judgment it was in 1953 that prolonged exposure of neonates to oxygen caused retrolental fibroplasia but who nevertheless employed such treatment for research purposes was found to have fallen below the standard of ca re.
Later in my experience in the special care nursery I learned about premature babies and retrolental fibroplasia, now called (ROP) retinopathy of prematurity.
From the early 1940s to the early 1950s, the number of premature infants who had visual impairments that were due to retrolental fibroplasia (now called retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP) increased in epidemic proportions (Silverman, 2000).
Lentiginous melanomas do not show architectural alterations of the dermoepidermal junction, such as lamellar fibroplasia typical of dysplastic nevi.
On day 7, although mild to severe inflammation and fibroplasia was present in all the three groups, but inflammation was minimum in group III.
Dysplastic nevi also show a more prominent host reaction, with the characteristic concentric, eosinophilic fibroplasia contrasting the broad zones of superficial dermal fibrosis in AGN.
FMD is a collection of noninflammatory vascular diseases that affect the intima, media, and adventitia, with the medial fibroplasia form being the most prevalent (7).