J. D. Kayal, MD, R. W. Hampton, MD, PhD, D. J. Sheehan, AB, and C. V. Washington, MD have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.
Malignant Glomus Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Volume 27, Issue 9, pages 837–840, September 2001
How to Cite
Kayal, J. D., Hampton, R. W., Sheehan, D. J. and Washington, C. V. (2001), Malignant Glomus Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Dermatologic Surgery, 27: 837–840. doi: 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2001.01036.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008
Glomangiosarcoma, or malignant glomus tumor, is a very rare neoplasm that when seen typically arises from a benign glomus tumor. Despite having histologic features of malignancy, these tumors usually do not metastasize. However, when metastasis occurs this disease is often fatal. We report a case of a malignant glomus tumor arising de novo on the nose of an 89-year-old white woman, and we review the literature concerning glomangiosarcomas.