The growth of peripheral nerve tumors is difficult to find during the first stage as it can remain asymptomatic for a long period of time. Most of the patients with benign peripheral tumors do not require surgical treatment while malignant tumors should be removed immediately as they can be fatal over time. In fact some of the peripheral tumors may reoccur even after the surgery and it is likely to get another tumor on the same place after the surgery. So, peripheral tumors require long-term monitoring and post- operative care.
The treatment depends upon the severity and location of tumor and may include the following:
- Surgical resection of the tumor
- Radiation therapy