fibromatosis

1. A condition characterized by multiple fibromas, with relatively widespread distribution. 2. Abnormal hyperplasia of fibrous tissue.
- abdominal f. SYN: desmoid (2).
- aggressive infantile f. a childhood counterpart of abdominal or extra-abdominal desmoid tumors, characterized by firm subcutaneous nodules that grow rapidly in any part of the body that invade locally and recur but do not metastasize.
- f. colli a fibrous mass in the midportion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle; the mass may be a hematoma resulting from a birth injury and may cause torticollis.
- congenital generalized f. [MIM*228550] multiple subcutaneous and visceral fibrous tumors present at birth; a rare disorder often fatal in the first week of life, although sometimes undergoing spontaneous remission; probable autosomal recessive inheritance.
- gingival f. f. that may be associated with trichodiscomas. Several genetic forms are known, all autosomal dominant [MIM*135300, *135400, *135500, *135550].
- infantile digital f. SYN: recurring digital fibroma of childhood.
- juvenile hyalin f. [MIM*228600] a rare recessively inherited deforming disorder of head, neck, and generalized cutaneous nodules or tumors in children with normal mentality; the lesions consist of fibroblasts separated by an eosinophilic hyalin stroma composed mostly of glycosaminoglycans. SYN: systemic hyalinosis.
- juvenile palmo-plantar f. f. that occurs in children from birth to adolescence as a single poorly demarcated nodule of the thenar or hypothenar eminence or overlying the calcaneus of the mid-sole.
- palmar f. nodular fibroplastic proliferation in the palmar fascia of one or both hands, preceding or associated with Dupuytren contracture.
- penile f. SYN: Peyronie disease.
- plantar f. nodular fibroblastic proliferation in plantar fascia of one or both feet; rarely associated with contracture. SYN: Dupuytren disease of the foot.

* * *

fi·bro·ma·to·sis (.)fī-.brō-mə-'tō-səs n, pl -to·ses -.sēz a condition marked by the presence of or a tendency to develop multiple fibromas

* * *

fi·bro·ma·to·sis (fi-bro″mə-toґsis) pl. fibromatoses. 1. a condition characterized by the formation of multiple fibromas. 2. the formation of a fibrous, tumorlike nodule arising from the deep fascia with a tendency to local recurrence, such as in a desmoid tumor.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fibromatosis — f. oncol. Formación de fibromas, especialmente en la piel y en el útero. Tras la extirpación suelen reaparecer pero nunca ocasionan metástasis. Medical Dictionary. 2011. fibromatosis …   Diccionario médico

  • Fibromatosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|M|72|9|m|70 ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D005350 The term fibromatosis refers to a group of benign soft tissue tumors (fibromas)… …   Wikipedia

  • fibromatosis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Aumento circunscrito de tejido conjuntivo rico en fibras. IRREG. plural fibromatosis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • fibromatosis — fi·bro·ma·to·sis …   English syllables

  • fibromatosis — A condition in which multiple fibromas develop. Fibromas are tumors (usually benign) that affect connective tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • fibromatosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • fibromatosis gingival — crecimiento fibroso excesivo difuso del tejido gingival. En la forma generalizada hay exceso de tejido en ambos maxilares, que puede transmitirse como carácter autosómico dominante, ser producido por drogas, especialmente anticonvulsivos como… …   Diccionario médico

  • fibromatosis seudosarcomatosa — nódulo tumoral subcutáneo poco común de superficie dura y firme gris a rosada, que puede aparecer en cualquier parte del cuerpo incluso labios y cavidad bucal. La lesión, parecida histológicamente al fibrosarcoma, se compone de células de tejido… …   Diccionario médico

  • fibromatosis gingivae — gingival fibromatosis 1. generalized or localized diffuse fibrous overgrowth of the gingival tissue, usually transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, but some cases are idiopathic and others produced by drugs (see Dilantin gingivitis, under… …   Medical dictionary

  • fibromatosis colli — a firm, fusiform, fibrous mass in the midportion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, usually occurring between two weeks and two months of age, and commonly disappearing in four to eight months; in some instances, torticollis may develop. It is… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.