fibro-, fibr-, fiber- +

(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)

1. Surgical excision of a uterine myoma (benign tumor made up of muscular elements).
2. Removal of a fibromyoma from the uterus, leaving that organ in place.
1. Local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue.
2. A condition characterized by chronic pain in the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints, fatigue, and tenderness at specific sites in the body.
Surgical incision of a fibroid tumor.
A tumor containing bony and fibrous elements.
The development of fibrous tissue, as in the healing of a wound or wounds.
A reference to the formation of fibrous tissue.
A malignant tumor that begins in fibrous connective tissue at the ends of the arm or leg bones and may spread to surrounding soft tissue.

Fibrosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma found in children under one year of age. It appears as a rapidly growing mass at birth or early infancy.

It can also occur in older children and adults. The symptoms may include a lump, soreness, pain, or a limp (if the tumor is in the leg).

Treatment is by surgery or radiotherapy.

To form or to produce fibrous tissue; such as, a scar.
1. Development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ.
2. The formation of fibrous, or scar tissue, which is usually a result of an infection, injury, or surgical operation.
1. A syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints with detectable inflammation.
2. Pain, muscular stiffness and inflammation affecting the soft tissues of the arm, legs, and trunk.
Marked by or pertaining to fibrosis.
1. Composed of or containing fibers.
2. Consisting of or resembling fibers.
3. Full of sinews; tough; especially, impossible to chew.
fibrous dysplasia of bone
A disease of bone marked by the thinning of the cortex and replacement of bone marrow by gritty fibrous tissue containing bony spicules (sharp-pointed pieces), producing pain, disability, and gradually increasing deformity.

Only one bone may be involved (fibrous dysplasia, monostotic) or several (fibrous dysplasia, polyostotic).

fibrous dysplasia, monostotic
Fibrous dysplasia of bone involving only one bone.
fibrous dysplasia, polyostotic
Fibrous dysplasia of bone affecting several or many bones.

When associated with melanotic pigmentation of the skin and endocrine disorders, it is known as Albright's syndrome; which is a condition of cystic bone growth that results from abnormal bone development. It may occur with bone lesions, skin pigmentation, and endocrine abnormalities.