Amputation Neuroma

  • Mario Campanacci


This is a hyperplastic lesion characterized by the proliferation of all of the elements constituting the nerve. After amputation or transection of a nerve trunk, when proximal nervous regeneration cannot be channeled in the distal nerve segment, it constitutes a tangle of cells and fibers. It is a disorderly proliferation of nerve fibers, with their myelinic coating, Schwann cells and fibroblasts, deriving from the proximal segment of the nerve, and which is exhausted within a few months. The lesion is exquisitely painful.


Nerve Fiber Schwann Cell Proximal Segment Nerve Trunk Island Flap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Campanacci
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Rizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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