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Peripheral nerve tumor researchers Peripheral nerve tumor researchers

Mayo Clinic researchers discuss peripheral nerve tumors.

Mayo Clinic researchers have a long tradition of studying new ways of diagnosing and treating peripheral nerve disorders, including tumors. Researchers in neurology, neurosurgery, medical genetics, laboratory medicine and pathology, and other areas work to improve diagnosis and treatment for people with peripheral nerve disorders and peripheral nerve tumors. Successful projects have included:

  • Identifying a new syndrome
  • Identifying specific gene mutations implicated in a type of peripheral nerve tumor
  • Identifying the mechanism for and treatment of intraneural ganglion cysts
  • Proving that cancers can spread along peripheral nerves
  • Proving that noninvasive imaging techniques such as PET/MRI can distinguish a benign tumor from a cancerous one, which means that malignancies can be identified without undergoing open surgery

Read more about peripheral nerve tumors research at Mayo Clinic.


Scientists in the following Mayo Clinic laboratories are active in peripheral nerve tumors research:


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on peripheral nerve tumors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

Peripheral nerve tumors care at Mayo Clinic

Aug. 16, 2017
  1. Gilchrist JM, et al. Peripheral nerve tumors. Accessed Oct. 28, 2016.
  2. Montano N, et al. Tumors of the peripheral nervous system: Analysis of prognostic factors in a series with long-term follow-up and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016;125:363.
  3. Riggin ER. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct. 28, 2016.
  4. Overview of peripheral nervous system disorders. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed March 1, 2017.
  5. Ahlawat S, et al. Magnetic resonance neurography of peripheral nerve tumors and tumorlike conditions. Neuroimaging Clinics of North America. 2014;24:171.
  6. Klein CJ, et al. Genomic analysis reveals frequent TRAF7 mutations in intraneural perineuriomas. Annals of Neurology. 2017;81:316.
  7. Amrami KK, et al. Introduction: Imaging of peripheral nerves. Neurosurgical Focus. 2015;39:E1. Accessed April 8, 2017.
  8. Spinner RJ, et al. The unifying articular (synovial) origin of intraneural ganglia: Evolution-revelation-revolution. Neurosurgery. 2009;65:A115.
  9. Capek S, et al. Perineural spread of pelvic malignancies to the lumbosacral plexus and beyond; Clinical and imaging patterns. Neurosurgical Focus. 2015;39:E14.
  10. Carlson ML, et al. Facial nerve schwannomas: Review of 80 cases over 25 years at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2016;91:1563.
  11. Ducatman BS, et al. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors: A clinicopathologic study of 120 cases. Cancer. 1986;57:2006.
  12. Prasad, N, et al. Clinical anatomy leading the way for solutions: An important paradigm for translational research. Clinical Anatomy. 2016;29:978.
  13. Broski SM, et al. Evaluation of 18-F-FDG PET and MRi in differentiating benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Skelatal Radiology. 2016;45:1097.
  14. Babovic-Vuksanovic D, et al. Multiple orbital neurofibromas, painful peripheral nerve tumors, distinctive face and marfanoid habitus: A new syndrome. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2012;20:618.
  15. Radiation injury to the brain. International RadioSurgery Association. Accessed April 11, 2017.
  16. Pope TL. Soft tissue tumors. In: Musculoskeletal Imaging. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2015. Accessed April 10, 2017.
  17. Goldblum JR, et al., eds. Benign tumors of peripheral nerves. In: Enzinger and Weiss's Soft Tissue Tumors. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2014. Accessed April 10, 2017.
  18. Koht A, et al. Neuromonitoring in surgery and anesthesia. Accessed April 11, 2017.
  19. Wise SC, et al. Surgical salvage of recurrent vestibular schwannoma following prior stereotactic radiosurgery. Laryngoscope. 2016;126:2580.
  20. Stucky CCH, et al. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST): The Mayo Clinic experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012;19:878.
  21. Spinner RJ (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. May 28, 2017.
  22. Stereotactic radiosurgery overview. International RadioSurgery Association. Accessed April 11, 2017.