A benign tumor like growth of fibrous or connective tissue is called fibroma. The reason for the occurrence of this uncontrolled cell growth is unknown but sometimes it occurs as a result of injury or local irritation.



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Classification of Fibroma

• Angiofibroma: It is made up of fibrous tissue present on cheeks and nose.
• Dermatofibroma: Benign growth of skin.
• Oral fibroma: These are present inside the mouth cavity.
• Plantar fibroma: These are present on the arch of foot.

Mortality of Fibroma

This is a benign condition.

Commonly seen in

Females are more frequently affected by this disease. It occurs in all ages but adults are at more risk.

Causes of Fibroma

The exact cause of formation of this disease is not known. Some studies have shown that minor injury causes formation of fibroma. People having family history of fibroma are at greater risk of developing fibroma.

Signs and Symptoms of Fibroma

• Small growth on skin.
• Tenderness that may occurs occasionally.
• Itching.
• Sensitive to touch.
• Change of color over time.
• After injury there may be bleeding in growths.

Differential diagnosis of Fibroma

• Atypical Fibroxanthoma.
• Atypical Mole.
• Basal Cell Carcinoma.
• Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV.
• Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma.
• Lipomas.
• Mastocytosis.
• Metastatic Carcinoma of the Skin.
• Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Investigations of Fibroma

• Initial diagnosis is physical examination of the skin.
• Biopsy is done to see the characteristic cells present in the lesions.
• Variable frequency ultrasound helps in diagnosing the fibroma.

Treatment for Fibroma

As they are benign growth they require no treatment.
• Intralesional steroid injections may be given.
• Cryosurgery may be needed.
• Laser treatment.
• In case of pain and itching they can be removed by surgery.

Prognosis of Fibroma

These growths are benign and they do not become cancerous.

Homeopathic treatment for Fibroma

Lapis albus:
• Affection of the glands, glands enlarged and indurated.
• Connective tissue around the glands specially affected.
• Fibroid tumors with intense burning pains through the part with profuse hemorrhage.
• Glands have a certain elasticity and pliability around them.

• Rough, hard, persistent dryness in the portions of skin
• Used in early stage of fibroma
• Swelling and induration of glands
• Rawness in the bend of limbs, groin, neck, behind the ear.

Thuja occidentails:
• Polypi, tubercles, warts, epithelioma especially in the ano-genital region
• Tearing pain in glands
• Glandular enlargement
• Also used for sarcoma and polypi of any area.

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