Subungal glomus tumour

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right 4th digit - nail bed region -- localized pain with cold sensitivity - 10 years.

Patient Data

Age: about 55 - 60 yrs
Gender: Male

There is a well-defined hypoechoic lesion in nail bed on ulnar side

Size - 4 x 2 mm

It shows hypervascularity

There is erosion of cortex.

There is no distal interphalangeal joint effusion.


A nodule is noted at nail bed. It was excised.

Case Discussion

In clinical background, above ultrasound findings suggest a glomus tumor.

MRI was done later - showed similar findings. ( Not uploaded, No copy right ).

There was a nail bed tumor as seen in intraoperative photographs provided by operating surgeon Dr Ritesh Patel.

Histopathology ( verbral communication with operating surgeon )  - Glomus tumour.

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Case information

rID: 40490
Case created: 23rd Oct 2015
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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