This condition is to be carefully distinguished from that just mentioned. In it there are large numbers of tumours over the surface of the body, these being composed of fibrous tissue. The annexed figure (Fig. 484) gives a graphic picture of the condition. The subject was a. Hindoo aged 85 years, who had been affected for 44 years. His general health did not suffer.

Small Fibromas have been frequently observed in the skin in rheumatic cases, especially in children. They are usually temporary. Larger tumours have been observed associated with rheumatism in adults.

The Myoma of the skin occurs either as a single small tumour, which form constitutes the painful subcutaneous tubercle of Wood (see under Myoma), or in the multiple form.