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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-43

Glomus tumor: A case series study of 30 cases and review of the literature

Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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C S Nikhil
Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode - 673 004, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_37_21

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Glomus tumors are rare usually benign neoplasms arising from the glomus body, accounting for 1%–2% of soft tissue tumors of the hand. They are commonly found in the hand and present as bluish or red-pink discoloration of the nail bed with the classic triad of symptoms and clinical signs. Although classical signs and symptoms have been described, there is a delay in diagnosis of the tumor mainly due to the lack of awareness and low prevalence of the tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice in the diagnosis of the glomus tumor and the treatment is complete excision which prevents recurrence.

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