Peripheral nerve neuromas are growths that develop after nerve trauma, which can result in enlarged and painful nerve ends when severed. Treatment of neuromas that form within a continuous nerve is controversial; however, success has been reported after general neurolysis with decompression of the nerve after its isolation from the surrounding scar bed. We describe a 21-year-old man who presented with symptoms of pain and intermittent numbness in his left elbow. Findings of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound confirmed the diagnosis of median nerve neuroma at the level of the forearm. He subsequently underwent neurolysis with protective nerve wrap, with complete resolution of symptoms at 6 weeks postoperatively. Surgeons may consider this surgical option in treating patients with neuromas that form within a continuous nerve.
Johnson, Keir; Amber West; and Brooke Baker. "Traumatic Neuroma of the Median Nerve: A Case Report." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 8, 1 (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol8/iss1/12