Any Information about Benign Peripheral Nerve Tumor?

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What is benign peripheral nerve tumor? What causes it and what are the treatments? Any information would be highly appreciated.

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The cause of benign peripheral nerve tumors usually isn't known. Some are inherited.
Most tumors aren't cancerous, but they can cause nerve damage and loss of muscle control. So, you should see your doctor as soon as possible if you have any unusual lump, pain, tingling or numbness.
What muscle does they control?
Your peripheral nerves link your brain and spinal cord to other parts of your body. These nerves control the muscles that make you able to walk, blink, swallow, pick things up and do other activities.

Peripheral nerve tumors affect nerves by growing within them as intraneural tumors or by pressing against them as extraneural tumors.There are many different types of benign peripheral nerve tumor, and they are separately: 

  • schwannoma, 
  • neurofibroma, 
  • perineurioma, 
  • lipoma, 
  • ganglion cyst.
Schwannoma is the most common benign peripheral nerve tumor in adults, which can occur anywhere. Some schwannomas may enlarge and assume unusual shapes within your spine or pelvis, such as dumbbell tumors. If you develop a schwannoma in an arm or leg, you may notice a mass.
As far as I know, treatment options usually include:
  1. Monitoring. Your condition may be observed by your doctor over time. 
  2. Surgery. An experienced peripheral nerve surgeon can remove the tumor if it is causing pain or growing quickly.
  3. Radiation therapy
  4. Stereotactic radiosurgery.