Also known as: Glomus tumor
What is Glomus tumor?
A glomus tumor or glomangioma is a rare, benign growth of blood vessels which can develop in both adults and children.
Glomus tumors can develop as a solitary glomangioma (one growth of blood vessels) or as multiple glomulovenous formations (multiple groupings of blood vessels).
Glomus tumors are blue to purple in color and small in size, usually developing on the limbs of the body and the extremities (fingers and toes).
Treatment for Glomus Tumor
Treatment options for glomus tumors include surgical removal, argon and carbon dioxide as well as pulsed dye laser therapy and sclerotherapy.
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
Just a few weeks after Brianna was born, her mother noticed a red growth on her daughter’s upper lip. Her pediatrician referred the family to specialists who diagnosed the growth as an Infantile Hemangioma. On December 7th, Dr. Chad Perlyn of Nickalus Children's Hospital, removed the hemangioma.