Plantar Fibromatosis: An Immunohistochemical and Ultrastructural Study: Influence Statistics

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Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Plantar fibromatosis , Dupuytrens disease , Palmar fibromatosis , Dupuytren contracture , Foot diseases , Fibroma foot , Female fibroma .

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Plantar Fibromatosis: An Immunohistochemical and Ultrastructural Study


. The analogies between plantar fibromatosis and Dupuytren's disease (palmar fibromatosis) are well known. The latter is clinically more frequent and has been the object of extensive immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies, with a view to investigating its pathogenesis. By contrast, such data on plantar fibromatosis are quite scarce. A histochemical, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural study was performed on nodule tissue from six patients who were subjected to total fasciectomy for plantar fibromatosis. The study of myofibroblasts revealed features suggestive of their fibroblastic origin and evidenced a cytoskeleton and an extracellular filamentous system that could enable myofibroblasts to generate and exert the intracellular forces that contribute to the contraction of the aponeurosis. These aspects are similar to those observed in Dupuytren's disease and seem to lend support to the theory that the two diseases are expressions of the same disorder.