Tumor, usually solitary and encapsulated, of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve, typically benign but with a tendency to expand, displacing and compressing the nearby nerves.

SCHWANNOMA: "Schwannoma tumors very rarely incorporate into the nerve fibers around them."
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