Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS; Lunardi Bintanjoyo, MD; Jerome P. Acosta, MD, DPDS; and Charles A. C. Villamin, MD, FPOA
Glomus tumor is a benign tumor arising from the glomus body, a temperature-controlling arteriovenous anastomosis. It appears as solitary or multiple painful reddish-blue papule(s). Pain is paroxysmal, spontaneous or may be triggered by pressure and alteration in temperature. Glomus tumor is usually located on the distal extremities, most commonly beneath the nail. Extradigital lesion is less common and may be misdiagnosed. Two cases of Glomus tumor occuring in digital and extradigital location will be discussed.