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glomus tumors

Santiago Sánchez Pardo, Javier Duque, Javier Enrique Fajardo
Glomus tumors are uncommon tumors that are originated from smooth muscle cells of the neuromioarterials glomus bodies located in the arteriovenous anastomoses subcutaneous tissue or deep dermis of the extremities, mainly in the palms of the hands, wrists and subungual areas of the fingers. Carcinoid tumor, as the glomus tumor, can show an organoid pattern, increased vascularity, and uniform, round cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, but usually are positive for cytokeratin and always stained with chromogranin and synaptophysin showing negative for smooth muscle markers which is presented in our case...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Takashi Oide, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Kiyoshi Shibuya, Ichiro Yoshino, Yukio Nakatani, Kenzo Hiroshima
We report a 38-year-old woman with a left lung tumor presenting as obstructive pneumonia. Bronchoscopic examination revealed a polypoid tumor filling the left main bronchus. The tumor was partially resected by a snaring procedure for diagnostic purposes. Microscopic examination revealed a submucosal tumor located underneath normal bronchial epithelium. The tumor was composed of sheets of uniform oval to cuboidal cells encompassing numerous blood vessels. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells exhibited smooth muscle markers, but were negative for neuroendocrine markers...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Ajay K Rai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Joseph F Woodward, Neil F Jones
Background: Glomus tumors are uncommon vascular tumors of the hand. Malignant glomus tumors, known as glomangiosarcomas, are very rare and offer management challenges. Methods: A review of the diagnosis and treatment of malignant glomus tumors is presented in along with a report of the largest malignant glomus tumor of the hand to date. Results: The review illustrates the management of glomangiosarcomas. Only 6 previous such cases have been reported. Conclusion: The rare nature of malignant glomus tumors mandates case presentation and longitudinal analysis to help guide surgical management an optimize outcomes...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Lien Devuyst, Luc Defreyne, Marleen Praet, Sven Geukens, Ingeborg Dhooge
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness on function preservation and tumor control of the treatment of glomus tympanicum tumors with pre-operative embolization followed by total surgical resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We describe a series of 6 patients with a glomus tympanicum tumor who were treated in our hospital using the same technique: the day before surgery selective tumor embolization due to denaturation with 96% ethanol. Following parameters were considered: tumor classification, tumor control, clinical and audiological outcome, effectiveness of embolization, percentage of tumor necrosis and treatment complications...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Y H Wu, H Y Su, Y H Zheng, C N Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Bharat Durgia, Anuj Jain, Shekhar Agarwal
Osteoid Osteoma is benign bone forming tumor which commonly occurs in long bones of lower limb. Presence of these rare tumors in the distal phalanx of the digits of the hand is considered a rare phenomenon. In hand, they usually present as chronic pain, swelling, nail enlargement and increase in size of digit. Diagnosis is challenging with clinical examination and usual imaging modalities and often confused with glomus tumor, enchondroma, infection, trauma and rheumatic disease. Surgical excision of the tumor, if present in hand, is the treatment of choice that aids in coming to the exact diagnosis too...
October 2016: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol
Justin E Friske, Vipul Sharma, Stephanie A Kolpin, Nicholas P Webber
Glomus tumors are rare benign hamartomas arising from the neuromyoarterial glomus body, a highly specialized arteriovenous anastomosis responsible for thermoregulation. Although classically associated with a subungual location, less common extradigital glomus tumors can present a diagnostic challenge because of their rarity and nonspecific presentation. This case report adds to the literature of proven extradigital glomus tumors with documented pathologic and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics and describes their place in the differential for soft tissue mass of the wrist...
September 2016: Radiology case reports
Keiichiro Nakajo, Akimichi Chonan, Rumiko Tsuboi, Kousuke Nihei, Tomoyuki Iwaki, Hajime Yamaoka, Shun Sato, Tomomi Matsuda, Masato Nakahori, Mareyuki Endo
A 56-year-old woman who was found to have a submucosal tumor (SMT) of the stomach in a medical check-up was admitted to our hospital for a detailed investigation of the SMT. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an SMT of 20mm at the anterior wall of the antrum of the stomach. Endoscopic ultrasonography showed a hyperechoic tumor in the fourth layer of the stomach wall. CT examination showed a strongly enhancing tumor on arterial phase images and persistent enhancement on portal venous phase images. Laparoscopy endoscopy cooperative surgery was performed with a diagnosis of SMT of the stomach highly suspicious of a glomus tumor...
September 2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Cesar A Moran
Fourteen cases of primary intrathoracic glomus tumor and glomangiosarcoma are presented. The patients were 9 men and 5 women aged 36 to 63 years (mean, 49.5 years). Clinically, 11 patients presented with nonspecific symptoms including cough, hemoptysis, chest pain, and back pain while 3 patients were asymptomatic. Anatomically, 9 tumors were in an intrapulmonary location, 3 in the mediastinum, and 2 in the trachea. Surgical resection was performed in all cases, and grossly the tumors varied in size from 1...
September 3, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Z S Jairajpuri, M J Hasan, G B Madan, S Jetley
Myopericytoma are uncommon, slow-growing benign perivascular neoplasms that show hemangiopericytoma-like vascular pattern. We report a 52-year-male patient with a painless palpable nodule in the left thumb for the past 9 months. The mass, on the thenar aspect, was 15x12mm in size. X-ray revealed a soft tissue swelling with no bony association. The excised nodule was a non-capsulated, well-circumscribed vascular neoplasm composed of proliferating spindle to ovoid bland cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm. A concentric perivascular arrangement of the cells was seen interspersed by thin-walled, branching, staghorn blood vessels...
August 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Zhina Fan, Gang Wu, Bing Ji, Cunfeng Wang, Shuaiwei Luo, Yinlong Liu, Jianjun Yuan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the value of color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI) in the diagnosis of glomus tumors in the extremities. METHODS: Sonography results of 62 nodules of 50 patients with glomus tumors in the extremities confirmed by surgery and pathology were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The sex ratio in the group of 50 patients was (female:male) = 5.25:1. Glomus tumors were more common in women aged 30-40 years...
2016: SpringerPlus
Filipa Gomes Vieira, Robertha Nakamura, Flavia Martins Costa, Clarissa Canella, Edson Marchiori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
M Delannes, I Latorzeff, M E Chand, A Huchet, C Dupin, P Colin
Most of the benign intracranial tumors are meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, and glomus tumors. Some of them grow very slowly, and can be observed without specific treatment, especially if they are asymptomatic. Symptomatic or growing tumors are treated by surgery, which is the reference treatment. When surgery is not possible, due to the location of the lesion, or general conditions, radiotherapy can be applied, as it is if there is a postoperative growing residual tumor, or a local relapse...
September 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Mitchell R Dobberpuhl, Stevie Maxwell, Jonathan Feddock, William St Clair, Matthew L Bush
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to evaluate the audiological outcomes, response of symptoms, and response of tumor volume in patients with glomus jugulare tumors treated solely with single fraction gamma knife radiosurgery. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution retrospective review. SETTING: Academic, tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: The diagnosis code for glomus jugulare was used to identify patients. Only those who underwent gamma knife radiosurgery were included...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Tzu-Shiuan Lee, Hung-Ta Wu, Rai-Chi Chan, Jia-Chi Wang
Extradigital glomus tumors are a very rare entity. Here, we report a rare case of a glomus tumor in an atypical anatomic site: the thigh. The clinical features together with the results of MRI, and sonography and Doppler sonographic imaging helped to distinguish glomus tumor of the thigh from other soft tissue neoplasms. The tumor arising from the thigh was excised, and following surgery, the patient was symptom free without evidence of complications or recurrence. There have only been a few previously reported cases describing the use of Doppler sonography in the evaluation of extradigital glomus tumors...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Mohammed Muneer, Ali Alkhafaji, Ayman El-Menyar, Talal Al-Hetmi, Habib Al-Basti, Hassan Al-Thani
Intravascular glomus tumor in the forearm is very rare and usually presents with persistent pain and focal tenderness. The diagnosis of this condition can be easily missed or delayed. There is no successful treatment so far other than surgical excision in most of cases. We presented a 45-year-old female presented with intravascular glomus tumor in her left forearm. The swelling was excised and the post-operative course was uneventful. Intravascular glomus tumor of the forearm is extremely rare and the persistent pain and tenderness are very suspicious...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Keiji Nagata, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiroshi Yamada, Munehito Yoshida
PURPOSE: We report a very rare case of long-term survival case of malignant glomus tumor (MGT) without widespread metastasis. STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-three-year-old woman who experienced multiple relapses over a 40-year period beginning with a scapular lesion since she was at age 21. RESULTS: After four local recurrences, the patient underwent wide resection of the scapula at age 36. Thirteen years later, the patient had a neck tumor at the same side with the scapulectomy...
July 15, 2016: European Spine Journal
Katsuhisa Kawanami, Toshihiro Matsuo, Masataka Deie, Yasunori Izuta, Norimitsu Wakao, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Atsuhiko Hirasawa
Glomus tumors are the benign perivascular tumors that typically present with hypersensitivity to cold, paroxysmal severe pain, and pinpoint tenderness. This tumor is usually subungual lesions and accounts for 1.6% of all soft-tissue tumors. However, extradigital glomus tumors are extremely rare and can be difficult to diagnose, as they typically have a diameter of less than about 1 cm. We report a glomus tumor in the popliteal fossa of a 17-year-old male patient who experienced severe posterior knee pain while playing sports...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics
F Unglaub, P Hahn, C K Spies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
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