Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Traumatic neuroma

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Reparative lesion at site of traumatic injury of peripheral nerves
  • Interruption in continuity of nerve causes wallerian degeneration (loss of axons in proximal stump and retraction of axons in distal segment), then exuberant regeneration of nerve and formation of mass of Schwann cells, axons and fibrous cells
  • Rare complication of cone biopsy (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1989;113:945)
  • Microneuromas present in 55% of hysterectomy patients, associated with childbirth (Histopathology 1996;28:153)
Gross description
  • Irregular gray area up to 2 cm near cone biopsy margin or scar
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Haphazard nerves within mature collagenous scar with entrapped smooth muscle
Positive stains