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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 380540, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/380540
Case Report

Glomus Tumor Presenting as Raynaud's Phenomenon

Rheumatology Section, Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

Received 25 April 2012; Revised 23 May 2012; Accepted 24 May 2012

Academic Editor: W. Zidek

Copyright © 2012 M. H. Abdelrahman and M. Hammoudeh. 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.

Abstract

Glomus tumors are rare tumors that often include hands and feet; they present characteristically with paroxysmal pain, exquisite point tenderness, and cold sensitivity. Such diagnosis needs to be confirmed by imaging like ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Surgical excision is the treatment of choice for glomus tumors. There are only few case reports of glomus tumors in association with Raynaud’s phenomenon; this is considered to be the 4th case.