Tumeur glomique de l’index à propos d’un cas

  • Adil El Alaoui
  • Amine Marzouki

Abstract

Glomus tumor is a benign tumor that develops from the neuromyoarterial glomus of dermo-epidermal tissue. Its typical location is the distal phalanx of the fingers. We report a case of a glomic tumour in a 42 year old patient having pain at the level of the ulnar side of the distal phalanx of the right index finger since 7 months. Pain was triggered by applying pressure to the finger and by cold exposure. Clinical examination showed a painful point at the ulnar side of the right index finger by exquisite pressure and a positive Hildeth test. Standard finger radiograph objectified a small rounded subungual notch, completed by a MRI which showed a small 2 mm lesion of the nail matrix of the right index finger, evoking a glomus tumor (A). The patient underwent biopsy excision of the tumor (B, C, D, E, F); anatomopathological results revealed the presence of a glomus tumor. Clinical outcome was favorable with disappearance of pain.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

Author Biographies

Adil El Alaoui
Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique (A) du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II de Fès, Maroc
Amine Marzouki
Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique (A) du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II de Fès, Maroc
Published
2016-07-15
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688