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Surgical treatment outcomes of glomus tumor of the finger

Erdinc Acar.

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Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the surgical treatment outcomes in patients with a glomus tumor of the finger.

Patients and Methods: A total of 45 patients (30 females, 15 males; mean age: 36.8 years; range, 16 to 58years) who were diagnosed with a glomus tumor of the finger and operated between January 2013 and March 2016 were included. All patients were evaluated in terms of the main complaint on admission, duration of diagnosis, types of operation, and postoperative complications.

Results: The mean follow-up was 12 (range, 8 to 26) months.The main complaint on admission was pain increased with cold application in 30 (%66.6),a swollen fingertip in nine patients (20%), and nail deformity in six patients (13.4%). 27 lesions (60%) were located in the right and 18 lesions (40%) were located in the left hand. The mean time from admission to surgery was two years (range, six months to seven years). Based on plain radiography, concave bone erosion was present in six patients. All patients underwent preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Subungual tumor localization was present in all patients. These patients were operated by transungual method. Postoperative recurrence was not detected in any patient.

Conclusion: Glomus tumor should be considered in cases where there is severe and unexplained pain on the fingertip. Recurrence can be prevented with complete excision.

Key words: Glomus tumor; magnetic resonance imaging; surgery.

Level of Evidence: III

Key words: Glomus tumor; magnetic resonance imaging; surgery.

 

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