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Clinically malignant atypical glomus tumour.
BMJ Case Rep 2013; 2013BC

Abstract

Glomus tumours (GTs) resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although the majority of glomus tumours are small, benign neoplasms that occur in the dermis or subcutis of the extremities and cases of atypical or malignant variants have been reported. We report a case of a man who presented with a 1-year history of subcutaneous nodule in the right scapular area which was mildly tender. The nodule measured 2 cm. Microscopic examination showed features of glomus tumour with increased mitotic activity. These features, by current definition, would suggest glomus tumour of uncertain malignant potential. Three months later, he presented with recurrence. During his metastasis work-up, we noticed bilateral pulmonary metastasis. Metastasising GTs are rare. The patient underwent wide local excision and received chemotherapy.

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Department of Pathology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. binesh44@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23291816

Citation

Binesh, Fariba, et al. "Clinically Malignant Atypical Glomus Tumour." BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2013, 2013.
Binesh F, Akhavan A, Zahir ST, et al. Clinically malignant atypical glomus tumour. BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013.
Binesh, F., Akhavan, A., Zahir, S. T., & Bovanlu, T. R. (2013). Clinically malignant atypical glomus tumour. BMJ Case Reports, 2013, doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007618.
Binesh F, et al. Clinically Malignant Atypical Glomus Tumour. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jan 3;2013 PubMed PMID: 23291816.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinically malignant atypical glomus tumour. AU - Binesh,Fariba, AU - Akhavan,Ali, AU - Zahir,Shokouh Taghipour, AU - Bovanlu,Taghi Roshan, Y1 - 2013/01/03/ PY - 2013/1/8/entrez PY - 2013/1/8/pubmed PY - 2013/6/5/medline JF - BMJ case reports JO - BMJ Case Rep VL - 2013 N2 - Glomus tumours (GTs) resemble the normal glomus body and have a predilection for skin and subcutaneous tissue. Although the majority of glomus tumours are small, benign neoplasms that occur in the dermis or subcutis of the extremities and cases of atypical or malignant variants have been reported. We report a case of a man who presented with a 1-year history of subcutaneous nodule in the right scapular area which was mildly tender. The nodule measured 2 cm. Microscopic examination showed features of glomus tumour with increased mitotic activity. These features, by current definition, would suggest glomus tumour of uncertain malignant potential. Three months later, he presented with recurrence. During his metastasis work-up, we noticed bilateral pulmonary metastasis. Metastasising GTs are rare. The patient underwent wide local excision and received chemotherapy. SN - 1757-790X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23291816/Clinically_malignant_atypical_glomus_tumour_ L2 - http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=23291816 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -