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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 638283, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/638283
Case Report

Extradigital Glomus Tumor of Thigh

1General Surgery Department, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Hospital, 06200 Ankara, Turkey
2Pathology Department, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Hospital, 06200 Ankara, Turkey

Received 13 May 2015; Accepted 22 June 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco Petrella

Copyright © 2015 Kemal Beksaç 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.

Abstract

Glomus tumors are benign neoplasms that arise from neuromyoarterial glomus bodies. They represent around 1–5% of all soft-tissue tumors. High temperature, sensitivity, and pain and localized tenderness are the classical triad of symptoms. Most glomus tumors represent in the subungual area of digits. Extradigital glomus tumors are a very rare entity. There are rare cases of these tumors reported to be in shoulder, elbow, knee, wrist, even stomach, colon, and larynx. We are reporting a case of a glomus tumor on thigh and discuss the histological and immunohistochemical features.