Soft tissue

Peripheral nerve

Other benign


Topic Completed: 1 September 2016

Minor changes: 1 December 2020

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PubMed Search: Neuroma [title] soft tissue

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar V. Neuroma. website. Accessed October 16th, 2021.
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
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Axons, Schwann cells, perineurial fibroblasts, also scar
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Positive stains
  • CD68 (Schwann cells-become phagocytic)
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