Glomus tumor of digital nerve: Case report

Andrew Mitchell, Robert J. Spinner, Ana Ribeiro, Manuela Mafra, Maria M. Mouzinho, Bernd W. Scheithauer

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Glomus tumors consist of modified perivascular, smooth muscle involved in thermoregulatory activity of digital blood flow. Digits, especially in the subungual region, are often affected. These tumors only rarely arise in peripheral nerves; digital nerve involvement is exceptional. We describe a glomus tumor occurring in the digital nerve at the level of the distal phalanx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1183
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Diagnosis
  • glomus tumor
  • immunohistochemistry
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Mitchell, A., Spinner, R. J., Ribeiro, A., Mafra, M., Mouzinho, M. M., & Scheithauer, B. W. (2012). Glomus tumor of digital nerve: Case report. Journal of Hand Surgery, 37(6), 1180-1183.