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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-9

Subungual glomus tumor in hand and treatment: A report of three cases

Department of Orthopedics, Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Dr. Tapas Kumar Panigrahi
Department of Orthopedics, Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_6_18

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Hand pain is a common presenting symptom in orthopedic, but digital pain due to glomus tumor is a rare entity. It is a benign vascular neoplasm arising from glomus body with subungual space of nail plate of the hand being the common location. Bluish- or pinkish-red discoloration of the nail plate with classical triad of localized tenderness, severe pain, and cold sensitivity are the common presentations of the glomus tumor. Treatment is purely surgical, i.e., complete surgical excision with dramatic results. We report three cases of subungual glomus tumor in the hand, and all the cases underwent complete excision of the tumor followed by complete relief of the symptoms.

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