This subject is one that is noticed in very few textbooks of medicine and very scant attention is given to it in those that do refer to it. From the quotations given below it may be seen that the affection is not common, even in the broadest application of the term. I have collected three cases, reported herewith.
This form of tumor presents itself in the form of multiple hard spindle-shaped masses, varying in size from that of a small pea to that of a walnut, and distributed along the course of a single nerve, or of all the nerves of an extremity, or even the whole body. It originates from the connective tissue of the nerve sheaths and usually contains within its substance a certain number of nerve fibers included by the tumor in the course of its development.
"Painful neuroma of the skin is an exceedingly rare form
DARNALL WE. MULTIPLE NEUROMATA OF THE SKIN. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(22):1810–1813. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210220036001i
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