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neuroma

[nu̇′rō·mə]
(medicine)
A tumor of the nervous system.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Neuroma

 

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

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Audiological correlates of tumor parameters in acoustic neuromas. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.
The three main approaches for acoustic neuroma surgeries are the middle fossa, translabyrinthine, and retrosigmoid.
Traumatic neuromas are a well established finding in patients status post amputation; however, traumatic neuromas in patients who have undergone mastectomy is not widely reported.
Eighteen (18) cases (69.23%) were acoustic neuroma and 4 cases (15.38%) were meningioma, 3 cases (11.54%) were epidermoid and 1 case (3.85%) was arachnoid cyst.
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 al.in 1972.Rarely, it can be multiple also but never associated with neurofibromatosis or multiple endocrine neoplasia.
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.
CT scan examination with contrast enhancement by iodinated intravenous contrast medium has virtually replaced invasive radiological investigation in the diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. After contrast enhanced CT, the accuracy of CT in the diagnosis of acoustic tumours, which extend into the cranial cavity is about 97 to 100 percent.
Whereby the pain is caused by some form of nerve compression or entrapment seems to be accepted by both of the Mortons and a number of other authors discussing the subject in the late 19th Century; although again "Mortons Neuroma" does not figure in their writings, instead such authors use the terms already mentioned as well as "Neuralgia" or "Neuritis" (viz: Erskin 1877, Dana 1885, NYMJ 1892, Roswell 1892 etc).
Though it sounds very much like Morton's neuroma, you may in fact have metatarsalgia, which mimics it.