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Dr. Scott Methven
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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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What is the best treatment for ossifying fibroma, total resection surgery or conservative surgery?

Depends: This is a benign tumor. The size and location dictate the surgical approach. If these tumors get large enough and/ or start to impinge on vital structures, the surgery should be complete removal.. I am not sure what you mean by conservative, and more info is needed for your situation to give you a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have non-ossifying fibroma in the right arm from my shoulder to my elbow. I am 42 years young. does anyone know what this is?

Follow: A nonossifying fibroma or fibroxanthoma is a fibrous bone lesion usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on x-ray. It is considered a developmental disorder of growing bone. It originates from the growth plate, located near the metaphysis and diaphysis of long bones.. No treatment needed in asymptomatic patients . Spontaneous remission frequent. When symptomatic a Tikhoff Lindberg procedure replaces the humerus with a prosthesis while preserving the neurovascular pedicle. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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What can I take to help with nero fibroma tosis?

Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 are conditions caused by genetic reasons. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can take for these conditions. Treatment is only symptomatic, meaning if you had a tumor affecting your vision you can get a surgery and if you had seizures you can take anti-seizure medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fibroma?

What is the definition or description of: fibroma?

Fibrous tumor: 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 cell known as fibroblasts. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of having abdominalsoft fibromas?

Probably lipomas: They are soft collections of fatty tissue, very common, benign, and idiopathic. ...Read more