Glomus Tumor of the Nail Bed with Local Pain: A Case Report

Author(s): Pervez Ahsan, Kamruzzaman, Israt Jahan, Abul Khair

Glomus tumors are rare mesenchymal perivascular tumors that often developed in adult age between 30 to 50 years, near fine peripheral neurovascular structures, most notably finger nail beds. A 34 years old woman presented to OPD with pain in the left little finger nail for last five years. On examination, we found Love’s pin test and Hildreth’s test was positive, cold sensitivity test was equivocal. She was diagnosed as glomus tumor. Surgical intervention used to remove completely the tumor and the outcome was excellent. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis.

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