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What is a fibroma?

What is a fibroma?

A fibrous tumor : Oma means tumor (could be cancerous or benign) and fibr relates to fibrous or firm, scar-like collagenous growths. Fibromas are usually firm and are not cancerous. Fibroadenomas are firm glandular-type benign tumors of the breast, for example. Fibroma is a pretty general term, like "mole.". ...Read more

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Fibroma (Definition)

Fibroma is a term used to denote a benign growth composed of fibrous cells. They are often firm or hard in consistency and can have an appearance like a scar. Histopathologically, they are predominantly composed of a ...Read more


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Are oral fibromas always benign?

Are oral fibromas always benign?

Yes: Fibroma are always benign. If you have a growth have your dentist evaluate it just to be sure! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whats a plantar fibroma?

See below: It is an accumulation of dense tissue usually found on the plantar fascia. ...Read more

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What causes fibromas on the inner cheek?

Chronic irritation: Oral fibromas usually form as a result of chronic irritation, such as: a rough tooth rubbing against gum or cheek; and chronic irritation caused by dentures or other dental appliances. It is simply a mass of connective tissue, which is similar to scar tissue, and consists of collagen. They are benign and not contagious. When they interfere with daily functioning, then should be removed. ...Read more

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Does getting a fibroma removed with a laser hurt badly?

Does getting a fibroma removed with a laser hurt badly?

No: Using a diode 532 laser to treat an angiofibroma of the nose will produce a transient sting. Most patients do not require an anesthetic and the cosmetic results are excellent. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a biopsy on a nonossifying fibroma?

No: A nof has a radiographically typical appaerance and is always benign and thus does not need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What is neruo fibroma tosiis?

What is neruo fibroma tosiis?

Neurofibromatosis: This is a pair of genetic diseases that make a person much more vulnerable to a variety of different tumors, most famously neurofibromas, but also acoustic neuromas / schwannomas, pheochromocytomas, and a variety of others depending on the allele and locus. ...Read more

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What exacrtly is fibroma molle?

What exacrtly is fibroma molle?

Skin tag: Fibroma molle (soft) as opposed to fibroma durum (hard) refers to benign skin tags often with a stalk (polypoid). They are common during pregnancy and are otherwise harmless and may disappear post partum. When bothersome, dermatologists can easily remove them. Areas where you can find them: eyelids, neck, armpits, groin, between skin folds. ...Read more