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SUBUNGUAL GLOMANGIOMYOMA - A CASE REPORT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22745099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Glomus tumors are benign neoplasms that develop from normal glomus bodies. These tumors are most commonly found in the nail bed of the hands and are characterized by point tenderness, and temperature sensitivity. Histologically, they are classified into three groups, the least common is glomangiomyoma, which is a variant distinguished by its predominant smooth muscle cellular content. This report describes a patient with a subungual glomangiomyoma that was surgically excised with a favorable outcome. The tumor is unusual for this location; a location common for typical glomus tumors. It presented without the typical associated symptoms of point and temperature sensitivity. This may suggest that the histological type may be more important in predicting the clinical presentation than the anatomical location of the glomus tumor.
Authors:
Adi Wollstein; Ronit Wollstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1793-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2012 2012
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602613     Medline TA:  Hand Surg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  271-273     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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