EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 226-230

Glomus tumor with an atypical location

Authors: Tiago Roseiro, Francisco Silva Gomes, Claudia Vale, Andre Carvalho, Pedro Carvalhais, Joao Corte Real.

ABSTRACT

Background: Glomus tumors are benign and rare vascular tumors, with an incidence of less than 2% in relation to all soft tissue tumors. About 75% occur in hand, especially in the nail bed, even though these tumors may also occur in atypical locations. They are characterized by a triad composed of pain, cold intolerance, and point tenderness. Case Presentation: We present a clinical case of a male patient with 67 years old with a painful lesion on the subcutaneous tissue of the knee with 5 years of evolution. The pain exacerbated with the cold. He underwent surgical excision with pain resolution, and no recurrence or metastasis was found at 30-month follow-up. Conclusion: The rapid diagnosis of glomus tumors is important to avoid treatment delays leading to chronic pain. It is important to consider glomus tumors in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous lesions.

Keywords:
Glomus tumor, glomangioma, atypical location, knee, oncology, case report


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Glomus tumor with an atypical location


Authors
Tiago Roseiro
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Francisco Silva Gomes
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Claudia Vale
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Andre Carvalho
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Pedro Carvalhais
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Joao Corte Real
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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Correspondence to:
. Tiago Roseiro, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz, Portugal; tasroseiro@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Apr 2020
Revised 19 Jun 2020
Accepted 24 Jun 2020
Published online 02 Aug 2020
Published in print 06 Aug 2020

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Roseiro T, Gomes FS, Vale C, Carvalho A, Carvalhais P, Real JC. Glomus tumor with an atypical location. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro T, Gomes FS, Vale C, Carvalho A, Carvalhais P, Real JC. Glomus tumor with an atypical location. https://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=97801 [Access: September 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro T, Gomes FS, Vale C, Carvalho A, Carvalhais P, Real JC. Glomus tumor with an atypical location. EJMCR. 2020; 4(7): 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro T, Gomes FS, Vale C, Carvalho A, Carvalhais P, Real JC. Glomus tumor with an atypical location. EJMCR. (2020), [cited September 24, 2020]; 4(7): 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro, T., Gomes, . F. S., Vale, . C., Carvalho, . A., Carvalhais, . P. & Real, . J. C. (2020) Glomus tumor with an atypical location. EJMCR, 4 (7), 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


Turabian Style

Roseiro, Tiago, Francisco Silva Gomes, Claudia Vale, Andre Carvalho, Pedro Carvalhais, and Joao Corte Real. 2020. Glomus tumor with an atypical location. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


Chicago Style

Roseiro, Tiago, Francisco Silva Gomes, Claudia Vale, Andre Carvalho, Pedro Carvalhais, and Joao Corte Real. "Glomus tumor with an atypical location." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro, Tiago, Francisco Silva Gomes, Claudia Vale, Andre Carvalho, Pedro Carvalhais, and Joao Corte Real. "Glomus tumor with an atypical location." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.7 (2020), 226-230. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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Roseiro, T., Gomes, . F. S., Vale, . C., Carvalho, . A., Carvalhais, . P. & Real, . J. C. (2020) Glomus tumor with an atypical location. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (7), 226-230. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1586339773


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