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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 307294, 3 pages
Case Report

Glomus Tumor of the Cheek: A Case Report

11st Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Pathology, General Hospital of Veroia, 59100 Veroia, Greece
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, General Hospital of Veroia, 59100 Veroia, Greece

Received 12 April 2012; Accepted 10 June 2012

Academic Editor: M. Mack

Copyright © 2012 Konstantinos Veros et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Glomus tumors are benign, subcutaneous neoplasms of the perivasculature. Though facial location is rare, the diagnosis of a glomus tumor should be considered in cases of undiagnosed painful facial nodules or chronic facial pain. Imaging aids in defining the tumor and planning a complete excision in order to avoid recurrence. Histological examination is mandatory after every attempted excision. A case of glomus tumor of the cheek along with the possible pitfalls of diagnosis and treatment and a brief review of the limited associated literature are presented.