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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 583-584

Glomus tumor of the nail unit


1 Department of Dermatology, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Pathology, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
3 Department of Surgery, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Banavasi S Girisha
Department of Dermatology, KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 574 160
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.87163

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Glomus tumor is a benign tumor arising from the neuromyoarterial plexus concentrated beneath the nail. This plexus is an arteriovenous anastomosis functioning without the intermediary capillary bed. Etiology is not exactly known. It is debilitating to the patient because of the chronicity of symptoms and lack of proper investigation which will help in identifying the tumor at an early stage. We report a case of glomus tumor situated in the proximal nail fold region and causing longitudinal splitting of nail.


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