A fibroma is a tumour-like growth comprised of fibrous or connective tissue that can appear anywhere on the body.
Fibromas are harmless and occur when uncontrolled cell growth takes place either for unknown reasons or as a result of injury or trauma. Fibromas can form anywhere on the body and more often than not require no treatment or removal. They can occur in people of all ages and both genders, but are most often seen in adults.
The most common types of fibroma include angiofibromas (small papules across the nose and cheeks that contain fibrous tissue), dermatofibromas (benign skin growths), oral fibromas and plantar fibromas (found in the arch of the foot, especially in children).