Imaging findings of intraosseous traumatic neuroma of the mandible

Oral Radiol. 2018 Sep;34(3):257-261. doi: 10.1007/s11282-017-0286-8. Epub 2017 Apr 26.


A traumatic neuroma is an uncommon pseudotumor associated with peripheral nerves and occurs following surgery or trauma. It mostly occurs in the extraosseous soft tissue; traumatic neuromas of intraosseous origin are extremely rare. We herein report an unusual case of an intraosseous traumatic neuroma associated with the inferior alveolar nerve that was incidentally found on a panoramic image. In this report, we place special emphasis on the imaging features of traumatic neuroma, including the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

Keywords: Inferior alveolar nerve; Intraosseous traumatic neuroma; Mandibular.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mandibular Nerve
  • Neuroma / diagnostic imaging*