Soft tissue
Peripheral nerve
Nerve - normal

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 September 2016, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Nerve [title] soft tissue

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Nerve - normal. website. Accessed April 29th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Composed of axons, Schwann cells, perineurial cells and fibroblasts in epineurium (outer sheath)
  • Perineurium: surrounds each nerve fascicle, is continuous with pia mater of CNS
  • Perineurial cells: derived from fibroblasts; EMA+, S100-
  • Schwann cells: neuroectodermally derived cells that resemble fibroblasts, but strongly S100+, intimately related to axons (by EM), have continuous basal lamina that coats the cell facing the endoneurium