Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 236–239 | Cite as

Multiple Glomus Tumors Presenting as an Aesthetic Abnormality

  • Arthur W. Perry
  • Michael Sosin
  • Jason M. Weissler
  • Jeanine M. Chiaffarano
  • Nicola J. Barnard
Case Report General Reconstruction


Glomus tumors are benign soft-tissue neoplasms. Commonly found in the digits, glomus tumors can rarely arise in extradigital locations and may result in misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. Plastic surgeons should therefore include glomus tumors in the differential diagnosis of patients who present with painful, red- or blue-colored extradigital lesions. The authors present a rare case of extradigital glomangioma tumors of the right and left thigh in a 35-year-old woman. This case report describes an atypical presentation of multiple glomus tumors and reviews diagnostic and treatment modalities.

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Glomus tumor Glomangioma Cosmetic Aesthetic 


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The authors do not have any financial disclosures or conflict of interest to report.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur W. Perry
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  • Michael Sosin
    • 3
  • Jason M. Weissler
    • 1
  • Jeanine M. Chiaffarano
    • 4
  • Nicola J. Barnard
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of SurgeryRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  5. 5.Perry Plastic Surgery CenterFranklin ParkUSA

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