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Related to fibromatosis gingivae, gingival fibromatosis: Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis

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.