fibrous hyperplasia

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fibrous hyperplasia

An increase in connective tissue cells after inflammation.
See also: hyperplasia


composed of or containing fibers.

fibrous 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.
fibrous dysplasia
localized overgrowth of fibrous tissue in bone.
fibrous feeds
feeds high in fiber, cellulose and lignin.
fibrous growth plates
growth plates composed of fibrocartilage such as that for the tibial tubercle.
fibrous histiocytoma
see malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
fibrous hyperplasia
indistinguishable clinically from fibromatous epulis.
fibrous joint
1. a joint whose bony elements are united with fibrous tissue. See suture (1), syndesmosis.
2. stiffness in a joint due to fibrous tissue reaction in the joint capsule and other supporting structures.
fibrous osteodystrophy
fibrous rings
bands of fibrous tissue surrounding the semilunar valves of the aorta and pulmonary artery and the atrioventricular valves.
fibrous tissue
the common connective tissue of the body, composed of yellow or white parallel elastic and collagen fibers.
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7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Further investigation over the years has led to the belief that the GCF is simply a histologic variant of focal fibrous hyperplasia, or irritation fibroma, the most common reactive connective tissue lesion in the oral cavity.
Keywords: Fibrous hyperplasias, giant cell fibroma, oral lesions
Fibrous hyperplasias are generally considered to be reactive in nature rather than neoplastic; they are simply the overgrowth of tissue in response to a stimulus.
Speculations from the study were that all four types of lesions are merely varied histologic responses to common etiologic factors,2 but similar to one another and to other fibrous hyperplasias.
After distinguishing GCF among fibrous hyperplasias, Weathers and Campbell further elucidated the structure of the lesion when they studied them under light microscopy.
Conclusions from a study by Reibel, (5) as well as one by Savage and Monsour, (6) disputed the distinction of the lesion as a separate entity among fibrous hyperplasias and tumors.