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 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.