Abstract

LARGE NEUROFIBROMA OF THE COMMON PERONEAL NERVE

Author(s): Raj H. Vhatkar 1 , Manit Arora 2 , Jayesh S. Bhanushali 3 , Amit Dhond 4 , Sunil H. Shetty 5

Neurofibromas are benign tumors of the peripheral nerves. Peroneal involvement is uncommon with only a handful of cases documented in the literature. Due to intimate association between nerve and tumor, surgical resection with total preservation of nerve function is difficult. We describe a case of a middle-aged female who had a common peroneal nerve neurofibroma managed successfully with surgical resection and epineural repair and aggressive post-operative protocol. The patient is disease free at 6 months post-operatively with almost complete return of nerve function.