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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2001;6(2):186-190.
Published online December 1, 2001.
Subungual Glomus Tumor
Duke Whan Chung, Chung Soo Han, Ki Bong Kim
수지 조갑 하부에 발생한 사구 종양
정덕환, 한정수, 김기봉
Abstract
The glomus tumor of the hand is a benign growth that arises from the neuromyoarterial apparatus. 19 patients with subungual glomus tumors, who were operatived with partial or total nail resection technigue from Jan. 1987 to Jun. 2001 were selected. The subungual glomus tumors exist in large numbers beneath proximal nail. A radiograph may show identation of the distal phalanx from the pressure of the tumor about more duration of 2 years. But early occult lesions may be revealed on a careful physical examination and the use of magnetic resonance imaging. Glomus tumors are benign lesions, and a cure almost invariably follows complete excision. When the tumor had been located more proximally in subungual region, split nail deformity was often present. There was no recurrence of the tumors in any of the cases.
 


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