Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential

R Baral, H Limbu


Glomus tumors closely resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. Clinically, Glomus tumors are present on the nail bed and are of less than 1 cm. We report a case of a male who presented with a 3 month history of swelling in the left thumb which was mildly tender. The swelling measured 6 x 6.5 cm. On microscopy the tumor showed mild atypia with increased mitotic activity. These features, by current definition, would suggest uncertain malignant potential.

Keywords: Glomus tumor; Glomangioma; Merkel cell carcinoma.

DOI: 10.3126/jpn.v1i1.4457

Journal of Pathology of Nepal (2011) Vol.1, 66-68  


Glomus tumor; Glomangioma; Merkel cell carcinoma

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