Medical Definition of Neurilemmoma

1. An encapsulated neoplasm in which the fundamental component is structurally identical to a syncytium of schwann cells. It is thought to arise from the neural crest. By convention the "benign" schwannoma is preferably known as neurilemmoma and the "true" or malignant schwannoma is designated simply as schwannoma. Although it is the most common malignancy of peripheral nerves, it is poorly understood. With neurofibromas, neurilemmomas make up at least 65% of all neurogenic tumours. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurilemmoma

neuregulins
neurenteric
neurenteric canal
neurenteric cysts
neurepithelium
neurergic
neurexeresis
neurexin
neurexins
neuridin
neurilemma
neurilemma cells
neurilemmal
neurilemmas
neurilemmoma (current term)
neurilemoma
neurility
neurimotility
neurimotor
neurine
neurines
neurinoma
neurism
neurisms
neurit
neurite
neurites
neuritic
neuritic atrophy

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