A new case of lower extremity glomus tumor Up-to date review and case report

Abstract

Glomus tumor (glomus cell tumor) is a rare, hamartomatous, usually benign neoplasm, whose cells resemble the modified smooth muscle cells of the normal glomus body. The diagnosis of a lower extremity is often delayed, due to the lack of awareness and low level of suspicion, by the treating physician. The glomus tumor (GT) often involves the nail beds. The unusual location of the lower extremity often leads to missed or delayed diagnosis and management. There is a paucy of information about GT in general, especially among orthopedic surgeons. The aim of this article is to make the surgical community more aware of this disease.

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@inproceedings{Frumuseanu2012ANC, title={A new case of lower extremity glomus tumor Up-to date review and case report}, author={Beatrice Frumuseanu and Radu Ninel Bălănescu and Al Ulici and M Golumbeanu and Mariana Barbu and Violeta Oriță and Lori Topor}, booktitle={Journal of medicine and life}, year={2012} }