Glomus Tumor

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.

This page was last updated on: December 18, 2020 05:00 PM

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