palmar fibromatosis

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Related to palmar fibromatosis: Palmar fascial fibromatosis


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.

pal·mar fi·bro·ma·to·sis

nodular fibroplastic proliferation in the palmar fascia of one or both hands, preceding or associated with Dupuytren contracture.


(fi?bro-ma-to'sis) [L. fibra, fiber, + Gr. oma, tumor, + osis, condition]
The simultaneous development of many fibromata.

fibromatosis colli

Congenital muscular torticollis.

gingival fibromatosis

An inherited condition marked by hypertrophy of the gums before the eruption of the teeth. Hypertrichosis is usually present.

palmar fibromatosis

Dupuytren's contracture.
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Both palmar fibromatosis and keloids have increased production of type III collagen, and anoxia is thought to play an important role.
1986 48, male Palmar fibromatosis, [7], United Kingdom and Peyronie's disease Chen et al.
(21,22) The condition is associated with other superficial fibromatoses, such as palmar fibromatosis and penile fibromatosis (Peyronie's disease).

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