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Cutis. 2009 Jan;83(1):24-7.

Glomangioma: a case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.


Glomus tumors are benign localized tumors of the skin accounting for 1% to 2% of all soft tissue tumors. They may present as a solitary tumor or multiple tumors, termed glomangioma. We describe a 69-year-old man with a medical history of psoriasis and hypertension who presented with an incidental finding of multiple asymptomatic, noncompressible, blue lesions over his arms, chest, and back. The lesions, present since childhood, had never been subject to a workup. The patient had no history of gastrointestinal bleeding and no known family history of similar lesions. Physical examination revealed multiple nontender, blue, subcutaneous nodules that were 1 to 2 cm in diameter and located on the bilateral arms, chest, and back. The diagnosis of glomangioma was made and no further treatment was indicated.

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