AMPUTATION NEUROMA

By Gary M. White, MD

The amputation neuroma, aka traumatic neuroma, is a non-neoplastic proliferative lesions that may manifest at the proximal end of a nerve that is severed, partially transected or injured via either traumatic or surgical means.

Clinical

After amputation from any cause, flesh-colored papules may develop. Neuropathic pain is the most common presenting symptom.

Treatment

Initial treatment may be conservative, consisting of steroid injections, nerve stimulation or injectable sclerosants. Approximately half of patients remain refractory to conservative therapy and require surgical excision.

References

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