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Glomus tumour of the chest wall

Siddaraju Neelaiah, Venkateshwari Puttur Suryanarayanarao

CaseRepClinPractRev 2005; 6:278-280

ID: 438972

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Background: Glomus tumour is an uncommon vascular tumour which classically occur in the subunguam or
the digital location. A variety of unusual sites are described. It is rarely reported from the chest
wall region.
Case report: A 46 year-old male presented with a bluish red nodule in the anterior chest wall which was clinically interpreted as a haemangioma. The nodule was excised and histopathological examination
performed. Histological sections showed a tumour consisting of vascular spaces surrounded by classic glomus cells and a final diagnosis of glomus tumour was given.
Conclusions: A case of glomous tumour is reported for its occurrence at an unusual location in the anterior
chest wall.

Keywords: Glomus tumour, chest wall