Primary Intraosseus Glomus Tumour of the Thumb: A Rare Presentation and its Management

  • Schiller Jos Senior Consultant, Orthopaedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut
  • Abdul Gafoor PM Arthroscopy Fellow, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut
  • Mahesh B Senior Resident, Orthopaedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut
  • Nazneen Abdul Kader Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Calicut
  • Anju Chacko Pathologist, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut

Abstract


A 23 year old female presented with excruciating pain in the right thumb of 6 months duration, with an acute exacerbation of 10 days, mainly on exposure to cold. On examination, a bluish hue was present in the subungual region of the right thumb, with pin point tenderness. Hildreths test and cold sensitivity test was positive. Radiographs and MRI showed a well defined osteolytic lesion in the distal phalanx with cortical thinning but no cortical breach. Surgical resection of the lesion was done and the histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of intraosseous glomus tumour. At one year follow up, she showed an excellent functional outcome.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
JOS, Schiller et al. Primary Intraosseus Glomus Tumour of the Thumb: A Rare Presentation and its Management. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 78-82, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/209>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

Glomus tumour, intraosseous glomus