(nu’ro’mah)-a tumor consisting of nerve cells. It is commonly used as a shortened term for traumatic neuroma. This occurs after amputation or other injury to the nerve. In an attempt to regrow a benign nerve tumor appears at the end of the nerve. This can be so sensitive to touch as to be incapacitating. In these cases surgery is performed to debulk the tumor & then bury the end in muscle or a hole in the bone where it is protected from outside stimulation.