PRACTICE: CLINICAL IMAGES. A glomus tumour beneath the painful unpolished nail

Anakwe, Raymond E.; McEachan, Jane E.
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1329
Academic Journal
The article offers information on glomus tumour based on the case of a woman with such tumour under her painful nail. It states that the disease is a benign lesion in the vascular and thermoregulatory glomus body of the skin. The tumour is detectable with duplex ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging, and that differential diagnoses include local infection, osteoid osteoma, and bluish discoloration under the nail. It also says that surgical excision serves as treatment for glomus tumours.


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