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Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the bronchus.
J Cardiothorac Surg 2013; 8:146JC

Abstract

Glomus tumor is usually a small, benign tumor and typically occurs in the dermis or subcutis or soft tissue of the extremities and rarely in the visceral locations. Its occurrence in the main bronchus is extremely rare. The current case reported a 30-year-old woman with dyspnea on exertion and hemoptysis, she had a glomus tumor which has large size, deep location and exhibits an infiltrative margin as well as increased atypical mitotic figures. These characteristics suggest malignant behavior. However, there is little data regarding glomus tumors arising in the bronchus, the need for caution in diagnosing this case as a malignant glomus tumor must be highlighted. Therefore, the diagnosis of bronchial glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential was favored. To the best of our knowledge, both the type and the location of this glomus tumor are extremely rare. Accumulation of more cases are needed to clarify their diagnosis and significance since there is little data regarding glomus tumors arising in the bronchus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Guangdong provincial hospital of TCM, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, 111 Dade Road, Guangzhou 510120, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23758949

Citation

Zhu, Ya-Zhen, et al. "Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential Arising in the Bronchus." Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol. 8, 2013, p. 146.
Zhu YZ, Li WP, Wang ZY, et al. Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the bronchus. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013;8:146.
Zhu, Y. Z., Li, W. P., Wang, Z. Y., Yang, H. F., He, Q. L., Zhu, H. G., & Zheng, G. J. (2013). Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the bronchus. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 8, p. 146. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-8-146.
Zhu YZ, et al. Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential Arising in the Bronchus. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jun 7;8:146. PubMed PMID: 23758949.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential arising in the bronchus. AU - Zhu,Ya-Zhen, AU - Li,Wei-Ping, AU - Wang,Zhi-Yuan, AU - Yang,Hai-Feng, AU - He,Qing-Lian, AU - Zhu,Hong-Guang, AU - Zheng,Guang-Juan, Y1 - 2013/06/07/ PY - 2012/11/12/received PY - 2013/06/06/accepted PY - 2013/6/14/entrez PY - 2013/6/14/pubmed PY - 2013/11/1/medline SP - 146 EP - 146 JF - Journal of cardiothoracic surgery JO - J Cardiothorac Surg VL - 8 N2 - Glomus tumor is usually a small, benign tumor and typically occurs in the dermis or subcutis or soft tissue of the extremities and rarely in the visceral locations. Its occurrence in the main bronchus is extremely rare. The current case reported a 30-year-old woman with dyspnea on exertion and hemoptysis, she had a glomus tumor which has large size, deep location and exhibits an infiltrative margin as well as increased atypical mitotic figures. These characteristics suggest malignant behavior. However, there is little data regarding glomus tumors arising in the bronchus, the need for caution in diagnosing this case as a malignant glomus tumor must be highlighted. Therefore, the diagnosis of bronchial glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential was favored. To the best of our knowledge, both the type and the location of this glomus tumor are extremely rare. Accumulation of more cases are needed to clarify their diagnosis and significance since there is little data regarding glomus tumors arising in the bronchus. SN - 1749-8090 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23758949/Glomus_tumor_of_uncertain_malignant_potential_arising_in_the_bronchus_ L2 - https://cardiothoracicsurgery.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-8090-8-146 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -