Benign connective tissue tumors

Benign tumors of the connective tissue gather all the benign tumors originating from the supportive tissue of various organs and the nonepithelial, extraskeletal structures (exclusive of lymphohematopoietic tissues) : fibrous connective tissue, adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, blood/lymph vessels, and the peripheral nervous system. Benign connective tissue tumors are 100 times more frequent than the malignant ones (sarcomas). Among these, the most frequent are: lipoma, hemangioma, leiomyoma, chondroma and osteoma.
Nomenclature : suffix "oma"+ type of the proliferated tissue.

Last updated : 01/30/2009