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ATYPICALLY LOCALIZED GLOMUS TUMORS: REPORT OF 5 CASES
Meriç U?urlar, MD; Fatih Kabakas, MD; Özge Yap?c? U?urlar, MD; Husrev Purisa, MD; Berkan Mersa, Ass. Prof; ?smail Bülent Özçelik, Ass. Prof.
Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, ?stanbul, Turkey

Hypothesis: Glomus tumors can be seen in atypical localizations which are extra-digital parts of the human body.

Methods: We present the management of a serie of 5 patients with extra-digital glomus tumors treated surgically. The localization of the tumors were anterolateral of the thigh, posterior of the humerus lateral condyle, posterior of the humerus supracondylar region, anteromedial of the tuberositas tibia, and dorsal side of the wrist.

Results: The mean follow-up was 52.8 months. All lesions healed without any wound problem and no recurrences were seen during the follow-up period.

Summary points: When a painful mass was found in the body, glomus tumors should be kept in mind. The consideration of symptoms such as pain, temperature sensitivity, point tenderness, and discoloration which are the characterization of glomus tumors will help us in diagnosis.


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