Laser Treatment of Hereditary Multiple Glomus Tumors

Authors

  • LOUISE BARNES M.B., M.R.C.P.I.,

    1. Louise Barnes, M.B., M.R.C.P.I., Chief Resident in Dermatology, and Stephen A. Estes, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology, are from the Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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  • STEPHEN A. ESTES M.D.

    1. Louise Barnes, M.B., M.R.C.P.I., Chief Resident in Dermatology, and Stephen A. Estes, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology, are from the Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Abstract

Abstract. Familial multiple glomus tumors are rare. A family is reported here with the disease documented in three generations. While this type of glomus tumor is not classically associated with pain, all members of this family who exhibited multiple glomangioma were symptomatic. Treatment with both the argon laser and carbon dioxide laser was successful in relieving symptoms and improving the appearance of only the more superficial glomus tumors.

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