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Disease Glomus Tumor

Name Glomus Tumor
Synonyms Glomangioma | Glomangiomas | Glomus Tumors | Tumor, Glomus | Tumors, Glomus
Definition A blue-red, extremely painful vascular neoplasm involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail. It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter (From Stedman, 27th ed). CHEMODECTOMA, a tumor of NEURAL CREST origin, is also sometimes called a glomus tumor.
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D005918
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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Glomus Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Glomus Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Glomus vagale tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes