Various names have been employed by modern authors to designate these tumors, and such appellations are commonly expressive of their structural composition or pathological peculiarities. We accordingly find Mr. Paget speaking of them as "recurrent fibroids;" Lebert, as "fibro-plastic tumors;" Müller, "fasciculated carcinoma;" Gluge, "albuminous sarcoma;" Cornil and Ranvier, "fasciculated sarcoma;" Follin, "plasmona;" Bennett, "fibro-nucleated tumors;" Lancereaux, "spindle-celled sarcomatous tumors;" while the same morbid condition is discussed by Billroth under the head of "spindle-celled sarcoma or libro-sarcoma." These tumors vary greatly in size and may not be larger than a filbert in one instance, while, in other cases, the dimensions occasionally exceed those of the adult human head.
These neoplasms were first described by Lebert under the name of " fibro-plastic tumors." They are very common and may be developed in various regions of the body. They are most frequently found in the skin and subcutaneous structures, but likewise frequently occur
WATSON BA. FIBRO- OR SPINDLE-CELLED SARCOMATOUS TUMORS, WITH THE REPORT OF A CASE AND PRESENTATION OF THE SPECIMEN.. JAMA. 1886;VII(16):421-425. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250100057001