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A tumor of the nervous system.



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

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This case also illustrates the potential danger of using radiotherapy to treat NF2-associated acoustic neuromas that are compressing the brainstem.
According to a study by Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS and Eric Caporusso, DPM, non-surgical treatments for neuromas include wearing wider shoes, taking anti-inflammatory medications, using orthotics, and injecting corticosteroids.
Since 2002, TMR has now been performed successfully more than 100 times worldwide and nearly all of the patients who had painful neuromas before the procedure reported no neuroma pain afterward.
If you have pain between the third and fourth toes, you most likely have a Morton's neuroma.
Most acoustic neuromas are idiopathic, while others occur as an autosomal dominant form that manifests as neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).
When placed at the terminal end of a nerve, the conduit is designed to prevent formation of neuroma.
20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A 60-year-old male patient with an acoustic neuroma became the first person to receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN, London).
But hospital bureaucrats have refused to fund the out-patient procedure and she has been told she must wait until the benign acoustic neuroma in her ear grows big enough to be cut out in a tricky op.
As such, acoustic neuromas can come into intimate contact with the facial nerve (Vllth nerve), causing palsy of this nerve.
The limited post-mortem was carried out because of the radiological appearance of acoustic neuromas, which could have had a major significance for the patients' family, given the hereditary nature of type II neurofibromatosis.
Great efforts have so far been made to treat amputation neuromas with various surgical procedures, including ligation, epineurial barriers, implantation into bone, centro-central repair, nerve translocation, electrocautery, and silicone caps.
There was no link between their answers and whether or not they had been diagnosed with acoustic neuromas.