Glomus Tumour Around the Knee Joint A Case Report and Review of Literature

Farid Ghasemzadeh Mojaveri, Aaron Han
2022 Acta Scientific Orthopaedics  
Glomus tumours usually is seen in the extremities, especially subungual area of fingers and toes. Glomus tumours rarely occur around the knee joint and especially in young active people who are prone to different types of knee injuries it can easily be misdiagnosed as a case of internal knee derangement. Case report: In this case report we are presenting a young 33 years old Egyptian gentleman with a history of knee pain for the past 8 years who has done several MRIs and has done unsuccessful
more » ... veral physio therapies with suspicion of internal knee derangement recently even he was offered an arthroscopic knee surgery. A careful clinical and imaging study revealed a tiny soft tissue mass in anteromedial joint line with exquisite tenderness. Excision of the mass under local anaesthesia showed the typical purple mass and histology study confirmed the Glomus tumour. He remained completely pain free after the surgery. Discussion: There had been 39 case report of Glomus tumour around the knee joint so far in the literature we have discussed different locations and presentations of this tumour in this case report. Conclusion: Lack of experience and awareness about this mostly benign soft tissue tumour can lead to plenty unnecessary work ups and sometimes unnecessary surgeries.
doi:10.31080/asor.2022.05.0568 fatcat:tzskisdrura37ldmnlqr3gv7pe