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A slowly growing benign skin nodule consisting of poorly demarcated cellular fibrous tissue enclosing collapsed capillaries, with scattered hemosiderin-pigmented and lipid macrophages. The following terms are considered by some to be synonymous with, and by others to be varieties of, dermatofibroma: sclerosing hemangioma (2), fibrous histiocytoma, nodular subepidermal fibrosis.
benign fibrous histiocytomaA benign tumour composed of primitive mesenchymal cells (macrophages or histiocytes) seen in the skin and soft tissues of the legs of young to middle-aged patients, more commonly women, usually in relation to skeletal muscle.
composed of or containing fibers.
see woven bone.
cardiac fibrous skeleton
includes a ring around each of the atrioventricular valves and each of the great arteries leaving the heart; between the rings are the right and left fibrous trigones.
localized overgrowth of fibrous tissue in bone.
feeds high in fiber, cellulose and lignin.
fibrous growth plates
growth plates composed of fibrocartilage such as that for the tibial tubercle.
see malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
indistinguishable clinically from fibromatous epulis.
2. stiffness in a joint due to fibrous tissue reaction in the joint capsule and other supporting structures.
bands of fibrous tissue surrounding the semilunar valves of the aorta and pulmonary artery and the atrioventricular valves.
the common connective tissue of the body, composed of yellow or white parallel elastic and collagen fibers.