Bilateral Solitary Glomus Tumour of Thumb: A Case Report RD04-RD05
Dr. Vinay Mathew Joseph,
Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad-500003, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Glomus tumours are benign neoplastic lesions of glomus body, a thermoregulatory apparatus of cutaneous microvasculature. These tumours can arise at any location of the body but most commonly seen in subungual region of fingers. Bilateral solitary glomus tumour of hand is a rare entity. We report a case of 54-year-old female who presented with complaints of pain in the right thumb since three years and left thumb pain since 20 years. Clinical examination revealed acute tenderness of both the thumbs. Loveâ€™s pin test and Hildrethâ€™s test were positive. MRI revealed characteristic features of glomus tumour. Excision of both the lesions was done and proceeds forwarded to histopathology which confirmed diagnosis. Patient was symptom free immediately following surgery. No nail deformities were noticed and there was no recurrence of symptoms in one year follow up. Glomus tumours of the hand are a rare entity and often missed.