Removal of fibromas and other skin lesions
Fibroma - is a benign tumour arising from elements of connective tissue.
Soft fibroma (fibroma molle)
soft fibromas It occurs as a single, pedunculated, flesh-coloured papule, mostly appearing on the abdominal wall and in large skin folds (groins, armpits), or as numerous nodules or tumours in von Recklinghausen's disease in combination with neurofibromas and neuromata. Also acrochorda (fibromate filiformes), known as cutaneous skin tags, are popular, especially in middle-aged and older patients, more commonly in women than men, in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, the nape of the neck and armpits. They are typically from 2 mm to 1 cm big. Acrochorda are flesh-coloured, harmless and typically painless.
Hard fibroma (fibroma durum, dermatofibroma, histiocytoma)
hard fibromaIt is considered to be a result of a reactive response with hypertrophy of fibrous tissue, rather than a real cancer. It usually occurs as an effect of minor injuries, stinging of the skin by insects or scratches. It appears mainly on the skin of limbs, on their extensor surface, usually in the form of a single nodule of a 2 mm - 1 cm diameter. It can range in colour from flesh-coloured
red-purple, it is smooth or rough to the touch and moveable. Diagnosis: Usually made on the basis of characteristic clinical picture.
Treatment of fibromas is usually unnecessary, unless they become the reason of patient's discomfort or if there appear symptoms of irritation, erosion and other untypical changes. Then, they might be removed with CO2 laser or surgically, with local anaesthesia.