Glomus tumors in the foot

two case reports

  • Matthew Workman Netcare Linksfield Clinic, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nick Saragas Netcare Linksfield Clinic, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Paulo Ferrao Netcare Linksfield Clinic, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Keywords: Glomus tumor, Neoplasm, Foot, Diagnosis

Abstract

Glomus tumors are rare, benign neoplasms arising from components of the glomus apparatus. They are uncommon in the foot, often leading to misdiagnosis or a delay in diagnosis. This can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life and may result in incorrect surgical procedures being performed. Correct recognition leads to timeous diagnosis and marginal excision, which is curative. A glomus tumor should be considered in patients with no obvious cause for localized, severe foot pain. We report two different presentations of a glomus tumor in the foot. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.

Published
30-08-2020
How to Cite
Workman, M., Saragas, N. P., & Ferrao, P. (2020). Glomus tumors in the foot: two case reports. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(2), 183-186. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1179