Rare and Atypical Presentation of Glomus Tumor in the Eyelid.

Published on Apr 5, 2021in Korean Journal of Ophthalmology
· DOI :10.3341/KJO.2020.0113
#1Minwook Chang (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 12
#2Youngseok Lee (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 9
Last. Tae Soo Lee (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 7
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This report describes a recurrent orbital glomus tumor in an Asian patient. A healthy 50-year-old Korean man had progressive right exophthalmos and a soft mass on his right lower lid for 6 months. We evaluated the mass using CT and MRI, and performed excisional biopsy and pathologic examination. Pathologically, the mass was a glomus tumor. Although proptosis of the right eye decreased, one month after surgery it increased to almost the same level as before surgery. This is the first report of an...
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#1Stephen J. Saxe (Emory University)H-Index: 1
#2Hans E. Grossniklaus (Emory University)H-Index: 74
Last. Ramon L. Font (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 68
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Background/Methods: Glomus cell tumor, a vascular neoplasm, has been rarely reported to occur in the eyelid. The authors examined the clinicopathologic features of two patients with glomus cell tumor of the eyelid. Results: The tumors occurred as enlarging violaceous to bluish masses. One patient had a solitary eyelid tumor that contained sheets of individual glomus cells. The other patient had eyelid and wrist tumors and multiple family members with similar lesions. Conclusion: This report prov...
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The case reported below is worth publishing owing to the uncommon site (the second case in the literature) of this fairly rare vascular tumor. Report of Case A 47-year-old healthy man had, over a period of seven years, noticed a slowly growing nodule in the left upper eyelid. It had been slightly tender with no relation to temperature, but had never caused pain. On examination a large, 3×5 mm, bluish, translucent, soft, compressible, well-defined tumor of the left upper eyelid was seen to be sit...
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E 6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. FIG. l.-Glomangioma ofleft upper lid, presenting assolid oedema inagirl aged18years.
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The normal glomus has been known to exist in the hands and feet. It is a peculiar anastomosis of arteries and veins, thickened by the presence of smooth muscle fibers, nerve fibers and peculiar "epithelioid glomus cells."1It probably shares in the control of the circulation of the blood, particularly in the extremities, and in the regulation of the local and general temperature of the body. The occurrence of benign glomus tumors,2arteriovenous networks surrounded by nerve, muscle and glomus cell...
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