Extradigital glomus tumor: A rare cause of long standing knee pain

Cilli F.

KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.51, no.4, pp.406-408, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : KUWAIT MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-408


Background: Glomus tumors are painful and disabling soft tissue masses arising from cutaneous arteriovenous anastomoses. They often involve the nailbed of the fingers and the toes. However, the histopathologic features are the same. Extradigital glomus tumors (EGTs) are rare lesions that involve body parts other than the hands and the feet. For this reason, initial diagnosis of extradigital glomus tumor is often late and remains a challenge for the treating phycisians because of this rare presentation and unusual localization.