Glomus tumor of the leg: a case report

Mohamed Ali Sbai, Sofien Benzarti, Wafa Gharbi, Wadia Khoffi, Riadh Maalla
2018 The Pan African Medical Journal  
Glomus tumors are uncommon benign tumors developing from the neuro-myo-arterial glomus body. They are typically located in the fingers. The extra-digital involvement is unusual and makes diagnosis difficult. Only few cases have been reported in literature. We report an exceptional case of a glomus tumor of the lower leg in a 65-year-old male. The diagnosis was clinically suspected and confirmed by a biopsy. Surgical excision gave immediate pain relief. The aim of this report is to make the
more » ... is to make the surgical community more aware of this entity based on the analysis of our own experience and a review of the literature.
doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.31.186.9706 fatcat:k7x7imrmo5ckdhqrjaotow6dmm