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Infiltrating glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney.
Hum Pathol 2010; 41(1):145-9HP

Abstract

Glomus tumors closely resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. These tumors rarely present in visceral organs. We report a case involving the kidney. This glomus tumor displays typical cytology and immunohistochemical profile of glomus tumors elsewhere. However, this tumor is large, has a deep location and exhibits an infiltrative margin and increased mitotic activity. These features, by current definition, would suggest malignant behavior. However, the rarity of such an entity in the kidney highlights the need for caution and a diagnosis in a continuum between benignity and malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this report is the first case of infiltrating glomus tumor or glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Diagnostic Medlab, Surgical Pathology, Auckland, 1060 New Zealand. jespal_gill@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19896698

Citation

Gill, Jespal, and Christiaan Van Vliet. "Infiltrating Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential Arising in the Kidney." Human Pathology, vol. 41, no. 1, 2010, pp. 145-9.
Gill J, Van Vliet C. Infiltrating glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney. Hum Pathol. 2010;41(1):145-9.
Gill, J., & Van Vliet, C. (2010). Infiltrating glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney. Human Pathology, 41(1), pp. 145-9. doi:10.1016/j.humpath.2009.08.003.
Gill J, Van Vliet C. Infiltrating Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential Arising in the Kidney. Hum Pathol. 2010;41(1):145-9. PubMed PMID: 19896698.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infiltrating glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney. AU - Gill,Jespal, AU - Van Vliet,Christiaan, Y1 - 2009/11/06/ PY - 2009/02/20/received PY - 2009/08/07/revised PY - 2009/08/07/accepted PY - 2009/11/10/entrez PY - 2009/11/10/pubmed PY - 2009/12/23/medline SP - 145 EP - 9 JF - Human pathology JO - Hum. Pathol. VL - 41 IS - 1 N2 - Glomus tumors closely resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. These tumors rarely present in visceral organs. We report a case involving the kidney. This glomus tumor displays typical cytology and immunohistochemical profile of glomus tumors elsewhere. However, this tumor is large, has a deep location and exhibits an infiltrative margin and increased mitotic activity. These features, by current definition, would suggest malignant behavior. However, the rarity of such an entity in the kidney highlights the need for caution and a diagnosis in a continuum between benignity and malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this report is the first case of infiltrating glomus tumor or glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the kidney. SN - 1532-8392 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19896698/Infiltrating_glomus_tumor_of_uncertain_malignant_potential_arising_in_the_kidney_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0046-8177(09)00287-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -