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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

(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

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.

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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In mice, LAMA1 was shown to be expressed in the internal limiting membrane (ILM) between the retina and the vitreous body and in Bruch's membrane of the choroid, and it was reported that LAMA1 deficiency could cause abnormal cell adhesion and migration, leading to altered retinal angiogenesis, persistent vitreal fibroplasias, epiretinal membrane formation, and peripheral retinal degeneration [15, 16].
Green arrows are pointing at the hepatocyte steatosis; blue arrows are pointing at the hepatocyte swelling; yellow arrows are pointing at the fibroplasia and inflammation in the portal area.
Fibroplasia is the formation of granulation tissue, and its main characteristic is proliferation of fibroblasts in response to PDGF, TGF-[beta], FGF, IL-1, and TNF[alpha].
(1) During adolescence, the histological pattern is similar to that of an epidermal nevi, which includes acanthosis and fibroplasia of the papillary dermis.
Chronic trauma, infection, hyperkeratosis, decreased vascular supply, and impaired sensation may produce excessive fibroplasia in a susceptible host.
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are an exaggeration of fibroplasia in dermal repair.
Lanman, "History of oxygen therapy and retrolental fibroplasia. Prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Fetus and Newborn with the collaboration of special consultants," Pediatrics, vol.
It was first described by Terry in 1942 as retrolental fibroplasia [1].
Histopathological examination after liver biopsy revealed mild to moderate chronic inflammatory portal tract infiltrates consisting of lymphocytes, polymorphs, and plasma cells and significant portal fibroplasia, bile ductular proliferation, and fibrosis.
Most of them are attributed to fibroplasia and medial degeneration because the most common histopathological finding is fragmentation of the internal elastic lamina [6].