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J Cytol. 2009 Jan;26(1):46-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-9371.54871.

Glomus tumor mimicking eccrine spiradenoma on fine needle aspiration.

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Department of Pathology, Sri Devaraj URS Medical college, Sri Devaraj URS University, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka - 563 108, India.


Glomus tumors are usually small painful nodules situated most commonly in the subungual region, and subcutis of upper and lower extremities. The histologic features of glomus tumor are characteristic and do not pose any diagnostic difficulty. However, cytomorphologic features have been poorly defined and rarely reported. We present a case of glomus tumor which mimicked a cutaneous adnexal neoplasm - eccrine spiradenoma on fine needle aspiration.


Aspiration cytology; eccrine spiradenoma; glomus tumor

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