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J Korean Soc Surg Hand. 2009 Jun;14(2):92-94. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JH , Yim HW , Yoon CS , Yang HJ , Son HJ .
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea. psjhkim@eulji.ac.kr
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: Glomus tumor is rare benign neoplasm arising from the normal glomus, which is a neuromyoarterial apparatus, usually seen in the nail bed of fingers. Concerning about the origin, there were few written reports about extra-digit glomus tumor of elderly patient. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 69-year-old man presented with severe pain and tenderness localized to the distal dorsal portion of forearm for 5 years. The pain was sudden in onset resting several seconds, cold frequently exacerbated these symptoms. So much pain was caused by touching the sensitive area that the patient was quite reluctant to have the maneuver repeated. The clinical suspicion of glomus tumor was made and the lesion was completely excised. Glomus tumor was confirmed by the pathologist. RESULTS: After the operation, patient didn't complain of his symptoms anymore and there was no evidence of recurrence during 6 months follow-up period. CONCLUSIONS: We report a rare case of glomus tumor arising in subcutaneous layer of forearm with elderly patient.

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