term used to describe benign neoplasms made up of neurons and nerve fibers is a?
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- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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- C α T OLv 71 decade ago
In spanish and english NEUROMA (diferent is a neurosarcoma is malign, term "sarcoma" is conectivo or conjuntivo tumor)
"Neuroma, in its original and most general sense, refers to any swelling of a nerve. (Neuro- is from the Greek for nerve, where as the suffix -oma denotes swelling.) Just as the Latin word for swelling (tumor) is now restricted to neoplasias, the equivalent Greek suffix -oma has shared in that fate. Thus, the typical modern usage of neuroma is for nerve tumors. However, many of the older, more general uses persist.
 Neoplastic neuromas
Neoplastic neuromas are tumors of nerves, although the term can also be applied more generally for a tumor of nervous system tissue. They can be derived from a variety of the cell types that constitute nervous tissue, including glial cells and neurons, and can be either benign or malignant (i.e. cancerous). Many mistakenly assume that the Greek stem neur in neuroma refers to neurons rather than to nerves. This is not the case, and in fact, most instances of the word refer to non-neuronal tissue.
Neurinoma (Neurilemmoma) - a benign slow growing tumor of the neurolemma (myelin sheath) of a nerve fibre.
Acoustic neuroma - a tumor of the acoustic nerve
Ganglioneuroma could be considered a type of neuroma, though it is not a nerve sheath tumor. "Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroma
- 1 decade ago
The answer is simply a NEUROMA. A neuroma is a benign tumor of cells of the nervous system.
Neuroma are specifically categorized into *Common Neuroma[common in nerves of foot] *Neurofibroma Neurilemmoma* and Acoustic Neuroma [slow-growing benign tumor of shealths of vestibulocochlear nerve of the ear]. Ok