Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic researchers have a long tradition of studying new ways of diagnosing and treating peripheral nerve disorders, including tumors.

Researchers from many areas work to improve diagnosis and treatment for people with peripheral nerve disorders and peripheral nerve tumors. Those areas include neurology, neurosurgery, medical genetics, laboratory medicine and pathology, along with other areas.

These researchers have:

  • Identified a new syndrome.
  • Identified specific gene changes implicated in a type of peripheral nerve tumor.
  • Identified the mechanism for and treatment of intraneural ganglion cysts.
  • Proved that cancers can spread along peripheral nerves.
  • Proved that noninvasive imaging techniques such as PET-MRI can distinguish a benign tumor from a cancerous one. This means that malignancies can be identified without the need for surgery.

Read more about nerve tumor research at Mayo Clinic.


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


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