Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 309-311

Extradigital glomus tumor of left forearm: An unusual cause for persistent forearm pain

1 Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Devender Singh
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_8_20

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Glomus tumors are rare, benign, and vascular neoplasm of the glomus body, accounting <2% of all soft tissue tumors. The most common site is the subungual region of the fingers and toes. Extradigital sites, including the forearm, are uncommon and usually misdiagnosed because of their rarity and nonspecific presentation. Diagnosis is often delayed due to low level of suspicion. A strong clinical suspicion, magnetic resonance imaging, and a properly planned surgery remain the treatment. We report a 70-year-old male presented with a very small painful left forearm swelling for the last 20 years who had undergone surgical excision.

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