Also known as: glomus tumors, glomus cell tumors.
What are glomangiomas?
Glomus bodies are a blood component that help regulate the temperature of the skin. If glomus bodies collect together and form painful clusters that are visible beneath the skin, these are known as glomangiomas.
What causes glomangiomas?
In some cases, the cause of glomangiomas is unknown. However, some may have a genetic component, as they can be passed along from parents to their children.
What are the symptoms of glomangiomas?
The clusters of glomus bodies typical of glomangiomas are blue or purple and visible underneath the skin. They can also become painful and are very sensitive to touch or pressure.
What are glomangiomas care options?
Surgical removal of glomangiomas is the most effective treatment option
Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD
This page was last updated on: 3/22/2018 9:58:59 AM
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