J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2007 Jun;11(1):100-103.

Glomus Tumor in a Extradigital Lesion of Foot: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. m3artist@daum.net

Abstract

Glomus tumors are uncommon soft tissue tumors which usually found in a subungual lesion of hand, producing pain. This uncommon tumors have been reported in other locations, including nasal cavity, stomach, mediastinum, heart, lung, and vagina etc. Especially, it was a very rare case found in an extradigital lesion of foot. Glomus tumors should not be ruled out for an extradigital mass lesion of foot and also any other locations. Although glomus tumors are generally considered a benign lesion, it should be considered that glomus tumors have also reported as a malignant type tumor, even the diagnosis based on histologic features not clinical one.

Keyword

Foot; Extradigital lesion; Malignant glomus tumor
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