Malignant glomus tumor: A case report and review of the literature

John D. Kayal, Robin W. Hampton, Daniel J. Sheehan, Carl V. Washington

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Abstract

Glomangiosarcoma, or malignant glomus tumor, is a very rare neoplasm that when seen typically arises from a benign glomus tumor. Despite having histologic features of malignancy, these tumors usually do not metastasize. However, when metastasis occurs this disease is often fatal. We report a case of a malignant glomus tumor arising de novo on the nose of an 89-year-old white woman, and we review the literature concerning glomangiosarcomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-840
Number of pages4
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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    Kayal, J. D., Hampton, R. W., Sheehan, D. J., & Washington, C. V. (2001). Malignant glomus tumor: A case report and review of the literature. Dermatologic Surgery, 27(9), 837-840. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.01036.x