A Rare Cause of Calf Pain: Extradigital Glomus Tumor: Case Report
AuthorSaka, Gursel; Durkaya, Salih Murat; Kucukdurmaz, Fatih; Saglam, Necdet; Karabulut, Murat Hakan
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Glomus tumors are rare small benign neoplasms of the dermis or subcutis and originate from the neuromyoarterial glomus body. They most frequently develop in the nail bed of the hands, and their occurrence in other parts of the body is rare. A 25 years old male patient presented to our clinic with calf pain for the last 5 years. Physical examination revealed a 1x1 cm painful, semimobile lesion within the right gastrocnemius muscle. Direct X-rays revealed no pathology. In magnetic resonance imaging, edema was detected in the right gastrocnemius muscle. The mass was excised and histopathologic examination revealed glomus tumor. The patient was cured and no recurrence developed during the 25-month follow-up.