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1905 edition. Excerpt: ...tumors, rarely flat, and provided with a
broad base; they feel doughy, tabulated, soft, or somewhat firm to
the touch, and are invested with normal skin. They generally occur
on the head and rump, but in some cases hundreds of varying size
may be scattered over the entire body. (Hashimoto counted in one
case as many as 4503 on different parts of the body.) The larger
growths prove annoying owing to tension, interference with motion,
and occasionally the occurrence of inflammation or even gangrene of
the overlying integument. They are regarded as hyperplasias of the
connective tissue, taking origin in the deeper layers of the corium
or nerve sheaths (neurofibromata), and consist at first of
gelatinoid, later on of fibrous connective, tissue. The vessels are
contained in the pedicle. The skin adheres to the distal end of the
growth, and consequently represents a pouch, in which the tumor is
suspended. According to the tension and distortion which may exist,
various changes in the glands and epithelial investment
occasionally result, and owing to consequent inflammation,
ulceration, and gangrene the tumor falls off. Spontaneous
involution has also been observed. According to (iarre, about 12
per cent, of the multiple fibromata undergo sarcomatous
degeneration. Hereditary predisposition is regarded as a causative
factor, inasmuch as the tumors are frequently observed during early
life. Hebra has pointed out that the patients usually are
degenerates in body and mind. This is, however, not true for the
majority of cases observed. Exceptionally the appearance of
neurofibromata has been observed later in life (Marie and Bernard).
The hard fibromata appear usually as single formations, mostly on
the trunk, but also on almost any other part; they appear as...
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