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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-56

Glomus tumour: A review of clinical presentation and treatment

1 Department of Orthopedics, Government of Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiology; Department of Radiodiagnosis, KIMS, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3 Department of Radiology, Government of Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Ibad Sha
Department of Orthopedics, Government of Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_25_20

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Glomus tumors are perivascular hamartomas originating from glomus apparatus which are rare in occurrence and have a higher predilection for the subungual region of the hand. We retrospectively analyzed the management and outcome of patients with subungual glomus tumor treated over a period of 5 years from January 2013 to December 2018. Clinical evaluation included Love's test, Hildreth's test, and cold sensitivity tests. X-ray and MRI were done for all patients. Transungual approach was used in the treatment of all the patients. Total of seven cases were included in the study (6 females and 1 male). Mean age was 30.4 years with a range from 21 to 42 years. Average duration of complaints was 1.6 years ranging 1-3 years. Bone involvement was detected only in one case. Average size of the lesion was 2.7 mm ranging from 1.8 to 4 mm. Post operatively there was no nail deformity except in one patient.

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