Joint tumors
Fibroma of tendon sheath

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 30 August 2017, last major update May 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Fibroma of tendon sheath [title]

Cite this page: Shankar, V. Fibroma of tendon sheath. website. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called tenosynovial fibroma
  • Any age, peaks at 20 - 30 years, usually males
Case reports
Gross description
  • Smooth, dense, multinodular mass, pearly white, 0.5 - 5.5 cm
Gross images

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Multilobular mass

3.5 X 2 cm mass

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobulated, with lobules divided by narrow cleft like spaces; nodules composed of fibroblasts; narrow vessels, large amounts of dense collagenous tissue, markedly hyalinized
  • May have foci of myxoid change
  • Compared to fibrous histiocytoma of tendon sheath is less cellular with no xanthoma cells and no giant cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Various images