Soft tissue
Peripheral nerve

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 September 2016, last major update September 2016

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Neuroma [title] soft tissue

See also: amputation / traumatic, granular cell traumatic, morton, palisaded encapsulated

Cite this page: Neuroma. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Benign nonneoplastic overgrowth of nerve fibers and Schwann cells
  • Usually post-traumatic; proximal nerve regenerates into a tangled mass of nerve fibers if it does not meet the distal end
  • Painful
Case Reports
Micro Description
  • Axons, Schwann cells, perineurial fibroblasts, also scar
Micro Images

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Positive Stains
  • CD68 (Schwann cells-become phagocytic)