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1. a benign lung or bronchial lesion, often subpleural, sometimes multiple, which forms hyalinized connective tissue.
2. Synonym(s): dermatofibroma
Etymology: Gk, skleros + haima, blood, angeion vessel, oma tumor
a solid cellular tumorlike nodule of the skin or a mass of histiocytes, thought to arise from a hemangioma by the proliferation of endothelial and connective tissue cells.
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.
sclerosing hemangiomaLung pathology A benign lesion of ♀ adults characterized by a circumscribed, slowly growing mass of polygonal cells thought to arise from type II pneumocytes with mesenchymal stroma Skin pathology Benign fibrous histiocytoma, see there; aka dermatofibroma, nodular fibrosis.
scle·ros·ing he·man·gi·o·ma(sklĕ-rō'sing hē-man'jē-ō'mă)
A benign lung or bronchial lesion, often subpleural, sometimes multiple, that forms hyalinized connective tissue.