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fibromatosis

 [fi″bro-mah-to´sis]
1. the presence of multiple fibromas.
2. the formation of a fibrous tumorlike nodule arising from the deep fascia, with a tendency to local recurrence.
fibromatosis gingi´vae (gingival fibromatosis) a noninflammatory fibrous hyperplasia of the gingivae and palate, manifested as a dense, smooth, or nodular overgrowth of the tissues. It is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, but some cases are idiopathic and others are produced by drugs.
palmar fibromatosis fibromatosis involving the palmar fascia, and resulting in Dupuytren's contracture.
plantar fibromatosis fibromatosis involving the plantar fascia manifested as single or multiple nodular swellings, sometimes accompanied by pain but usually unassociated with contractures.

fi·bro·ma·to·sis

(fī'brō-mă-tō'sis),
1. A condition characterized by multiple fibromas, with relatively widespread distribution.
2. Abnormal hyperplasia of fibrous tissue.

fibromatosis

Any of a family of benign fibrous-tissue (neoplastic) proliferations with similar microscopic features and aggressiveness intermediate between benign fibrous lesions and low-grade fibrosarcoma, differing from the former in their marked tendency to recur, and from the latter as they do not metastasise.

Types
(1) Superficial—fascial, affecting the palm (Dupuytren’s contracture), penis (Peyronie’s disease) and knuckles.
(2) Deep—aponeurotic and associated with desmoid tumours.

fi·bro·ma·to·sis

(fī-brō'mă-tō'sis)
1. A condition characterized by the occurrence of many fibromas, with a relatively large distribution.
2. Abnormal hyperplasia of fibrous tissue.

fibromatosis

The simultaneous occurrence of a number of tumour-like collections of fibrous tissue that actively spread to cause damage, such as KELOID formation in the skin, nodules and contractures in the palms of the hands and feet, scarring in the COLON and distortion of the penis on erection.

fi·bro·ma·to·sis

(fī-brō'mă-tō'sis)
1. A condition characterized by multiple fibromas, with relatively widespread distribution.
2. Abnormal hyperplasia of fibrous tissue.
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Anaesthesia and juvenile hyaline fibromatosis. Britsh J Anaest.
We present the case of a 36-year-old woman diagnosed with plantar fibromatosis affecting her left instep in 1987, age 15 years old.
Desmoid tumors, also referred to as aggressive fibromatosis or desmoid-type fibromatosis, are rare and often debilitating and disfiguring soft tissue tumors characterized by a growth pattern that can invade surrounding healthy tissues, including joints, muscle and viscera.
Histopathological examination reported as an intrabdominal fibromatosis.
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis with distinct dental, skeletal and developmental abnormalities.
As with fibromatosis arising elsewhere in the body, surgical resection is the treatment of choice.
(1,3,12,20) In a study of 115 DLs, Henricks et al (12) described low-grade tumors resembling desmoid-type fibromatosis as well as a tumor with myofibroblastic cells admixed with amianthoid fibers reminiscent of a myofibroblastoma.
In immunohistochemical staining, these spindle cell areas are stained positively with vimentin, which is accordance with the results in our case.[4],[5] Sometimes, it is difficult to differ fibrosarcoma from well-differentiated cells from fibroma or fibromatosis, but poorly differentiated cells express obvious atypia.
The pathological diagnosis of the biopsy was fibromatosis. In response to the clinical findings, a wide excision of the tumor was performed.