Fibroma is a benign neoplasm of fibrous connective tissue origin. It is characterized by excessive proliferation of fibroblast cells with synthesis of large amount of collagen.
FIBROMA CLINICAL FEATURE:
- Age: Fibromas commonly develop in the third, fourth and fifth decade of life
- Sex: They are more common among females.
FIBROMA CLINICAL PRESENTATION:
- Clinically fibromas appear as small, well-circumscribe, slow enlarging, nodular growths in the oral cavity
- These lesions can be either pedunculated or sessile and their surface is usually smooth
- On palpation these lesions are either soft or firm often consistency
- Histologically the neoplasm reveals proliferation of fibroblast cells in large numbers with concomitant production of excessive amoun of collagen
- The neoplastic fibroblast cells often appears “Spindle-shaped”
- Thick bundles of collagen fiber are characteristically present throughout the lesion.
- The Overlying epithelium is thin