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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 414-416

Extradigital glomus tumor as a cause of chronic perianal pain

1 Department of Pathology, Command Hospital (WC), Chandimandir, India
2 Department of Surgery, Command Hospital (WC), Chandimandir, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.55012

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Glomus tumor is a rare perivascular benign tumor arising from the Sucquet-Hoyer canal of the normal glomus body, most commonly in the digital areas. We report a serving soldier with such a tumor in an atypical site, the perianal region, presenting with episodic shooting pain. Total surgical excision was performed. Histopathology revealed a well-circumscribed tumor composed of clusters of monotonous polygonal cells surrounding capillary-sized blood vessels. Tumor cells also showed immunopositivity for smooth muscle antigen and vimentin. Following excision, the patient was completely relieved of pain and there was no recurrence on follow-up for 6 months.

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