Review Article| Volume 14, ISSUE 3, P317-326, March 1961

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Traumatic neuromas

A review of the literature
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      The recent frequency of reports of traumatic neuroma in the oral surgery literature has made a better understanding of this subject necessary. In this article, I have attempted to present a brief history of the work done on traumatic neuromas and to point out what various authors believe to be the causes of these abnormalities. Much confusion has existed as to just what constitutes a traumatic neuroma, but I feel that the work of Stookey and of Huber and Lewis has done much to clarify this difficulty as well as to lay down some very definite principles concerning the prevention and treatment of neuromas. Most of this knowledge can be applied to the neuromatous structures occurring in the mental foramen area and the region around the infraorbital foramen. As a greater number of cases is reported, our knowledge of these oral neurological problems will expand and we will thus be able to treat them much more effectively.
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