Glomus tumor of the cheek: a case report.
Glomus tumors are benign, subcutaneous neoplasms of the perivasculature. Though facial location is rare, the diagnosis of a glomus tumor should be considered in cases of undiagnosed painful facial nodules or chronic facial pain. Imaging aids in defining the tumor and planning a complete excision in order to avoid recurrence. Histological examination is mandatory after every attempted excision. A case of glomus tumor of the cheek along with the possible pitfalls of diagnosis and treatment and a brief review of the limited associated literature are presented.
1st Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece.
SourceCase reports in medicine 2012: 2012 pg 307294
Pub Type(s)Journal Article