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A tumor of the nervous system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a collective term designating several oncological conditions of the nervous system. Included as neuromas are neurinomas, neurofibromas, and neuroblastomas.

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Morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia share similar risk factors and pain sensations.
The aim of this report is to point to the fact of increased sensitivity of auditory system in the case of patients with acoustic neuroma.
Traumatic neuroma: unusual benign lesion occurring in the mastectomy scar.
Peripheral nerve tumors that may manifest in oral cavity includes several differentials such as schwannoma (also known as neurilemmoma or peripheral nerve sheath tumor), neurofibroma, neurinoma in association with multiple endocrine neoplasia, palisaded encapsulated neurinoma, traumatic neuroma and granular cell tumor.2,5 Immunohistochemical reactivity against S-100 and neuron-specific enolase is an essential tool to differentiate these tumors from spindle cell neoplasms of other origin (myofibroblastic tumors, tumors of muscle tissue origin, and fibroblastic tumors).
Conclusion: The most common cerebellopontine angle tumor is acoustic neuroma which is followed by meningioma, epidermoid and arachnoid cyst.
Preservation of facial, cochlear, and other nerve functions in acoustic neuroma treatment.
Palisaded encapsulated neuroma (PEN),also known as 'solitary circumscribed neuroma' is an uncommon, benign,cutaneous, neural tumor, which usually presents as small, solitary, asymptomatic, firm, skin-coloured or pink papule or nodule, usually localized on the face or close to a mucocutaneous junction.It is a disease of middle-aged adults with equal sex preponderance.It was first described by Reed et 1972.Rarely, it can be multiple also but never associated with neurofibromatosis or multiple endocrine neoplasia.
Acoustic neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) British association of otolaryngologists.
Here, we report a case of interdigital neuroma in the second intermetatarsal space accompanied with MTP joint instability of the second and third toes due to plantar plate rupture.
The 22-year-old was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma in January and will be unavailable for the coming months.