What are soft fibromas?
Soft fibromas are benign tumors which appear as skin changes hanging from a peduncle. Fibromas are of soft consistency and consist of the connective tissue (connective component) and blood vessels (vascular component).
What do fibromas look like?
Fibromas are usually skin-colored, soft, and can be from several millimeters to several centimeters in size. Sometimes they can even grow up to 5 cm resembling a fig. Smaller soft fibromas can look like dermal moles but differ from them in softness, differentiated peduncle, smooth surface, as well as lack of pigmentation.
What is the difference between fibromas and moles?
Dermal moles have a solid consistency and a wide adhesion on the skin. Demal papillomatous moles on the body have a raspberry-like type of structure.
Can soft fibromas turn into a malign tumor?
Soft fibromas are benign skin changes without tendencies towards malignant alteration. They can appear on any part of the body.
Where do fibromas usually appear?
Fibromas are usually localized on the neck, armpits, and groins, but can be found on any part of the body. In most cases, they occur in obese and elderly persons but are more and more found in younger people.
Is dermoscopy of fibroma necessary?
Dermoscopy of soft fibroma is desirable because of the differential diagnosis where dermal moles come into consideration.
Is fibroma removal recommended?
The reasons for fibroma removal are of aesthetic and functional nature. If the fibroma appears in a place where frequent irritation may occur, fibroma injury and potential bleeding may occur.
How are fibromas removed?
The method of choice is radiowave surgery which removes fibroma completely without any scars and pain. One treatment is sufficient for permanent removal of existing skin changes.
What does the fibroma removal procedure look like?
After a dermoscopy check-up performed by a dermatovenerology specialist and setting the diagnosis of a benign tumor or fibroma, local anesthesia in the form of cream or injection is applied depending on the position and the size of the change. The intervention of removing the change by radioactive waves lasts shortly and right after the procedure, a small wound which heals with a scab is visible and after it falls off, there is no scar. The patient is advised to use antibiotic powder and skin regeneration cream for a few days after the intervention.