TITLE

Hypertonic Saline Destruction of Multiple Glomus Tumors

AUTHOR(S)
Siegle, Ronald J.; Spencer, David M.; Davis, Loretra S.
PUB. DATE
May 1994
SOURCE
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;May94, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p347
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND. Multiple glomus tumors are uncommon cutaneous neoplasms. Therapeutic destructive alternatives include excision, argon or CO2 laser treatment, and sclerotherapy with sodium tetradecyl sulphate. OBJECTIVE. A case report is presented using a previously unreported technique of therapy, specifically hypertonic saline. METHODS. 23.4% NaCl was injected intraluminally in four sessions over a 6-month period. CONCLUSION. Serial hypertonic saline injections should be added to the list of effective treatment alternatives for multiple glomus tumors.
ACCESSION #
12943878

 

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