Glomus tumour (subungual)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Significant pain with minor trauma. Hypersensitivity to cold. Radiographs unavailable.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

There is a well-defined hypoechoic lesion (2.7 x 2.0 mm) in the nail bed.  It is on the ulnar side.

Hypervascularity is noted in the lesion.

No erosion of the distal phalangeal cortex is noted.

Nail plate unit is normal.

Case Discussion

In view of clinical background, a hypoechoic hypervascular lesion in the nail bed is likely to be a glomus tumour.

This was shown on histopathology to be a glomus tumor.

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Case information

rID: 32223
Case created: 19th Nov 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
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