fibro-, fibr-, fiber- +
(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)
2. Removal of a fibromyoma from the uterus, leaving that organ in place.
2. A condition characterized by chronic pain in the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints, fatigue, and tenderness at specific sites in the body.
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.
2. The formation of fibrous, or scar tissue, which is usually a result of an infection, injury, or surgical operation.
2. Pain, muscular stiffness and inflammation affecting the soft tissues of the arm, legs, and trunk.
2. Consisting of or resembling fibers.
3. Full of sinews; tough; especially, impossible to chew.
Only one bone may be involved (fibrous dysplasia, monostotic) or several (fibrous dysplasia, polyostotic).
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.