fibromatosis

Plantar fibromatosis

What is plantar fibromatosis? Plantar fibromatosis is a non-cancerous growth found on the flexor (sole) side of the foot. Another name for this condition is Ledderhose disease. Is plantar fibromatosis a type of cancer? No. Plantar fibromatosis is a non-cancerous growth. What is the difference between plantar fibromatosis and palmar fibromatosis? These two conditions are very …
Read More »

Palmar fibromatosis

What is palmar fibromatosis? Palmar fibromatosis is a non-cancerous growth found on the flexor (palm) side of the hand. Other names for this condition are Dupuytren’s disease or Dupuytren’s contracture. Is palmar fibromatosis a type of cancer? No. Palmar fibromatosis is a non-cancerous growth. What is the difference between palmar fibromatosis and plantar fibromatosis? These …
Read More »

Desmoid fibromatosis

What is desmoid fibromatosis? Desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumour is a type of non-cancerous type of tumour. It is considered locally aggressive because it can grow into surrounding tissues and organs. The tumour can also grow back if not completely removed. However, it will not metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body. Is desmoid …
Read More »

Desmoid tumour

What is a desmoid tumour? Desmoid tumour or deep fibromatosis is a type of non-cancerous type of tumour that starts in connective tissue. It is considered locally aggressive because it can grow into surrounding tissues and organs. The tumour can also grow back if not completely removed. However, it will not metastasize (spread) to other …
Read More »

Fibromatosis

What is fibromatosis? Fibromatosis is a non-cancerous tumour made up of a specialized type of connective tissue called fibrous tissue. Pathologists divide fibromatosis into two categories depending on where the tumour develops. Tumours that develop just under the skin are called superficial fibromatosis. Tumours that develop deeper within the body are called deep fibromatosis. Types …
Read More »

Superficial fibromatosis

What is superficial fibromatosis? Superficial fibromatosis is a non-cancerous tumour made up of a specialized type of connective tissue called fibrous tissue. What are the types of superficial fibromatosis? Palmar fibromatosis Palmar fibromatosis is a type of superficial fibromatosis that affects the palm (inside surface) of the hand. It is also called Dupuytren’s contracture. Palmar …
Read More »

A+ A A-