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An unusual cutaneous neuroma following a burn injury

Mendonca AD, Staiano JJ, Drew PJ. Cutaneous neuroma in a burn scar BJPS 2006

We report an unusual case of a traumatic neuroma growing through an old burn scar. A 39-year-old gentleman sustained a 15% flame burn to his left upper limb and chest 34 years ago. He presented to us with a tender lump on his left ante-cubital fossa. Surgical exploration revealed a neuroma travelling through the skin and projecting externally. This is an unusual cause of neuroma presumably due to skin grafting over a traumatised nerve stump. 

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