Glomus tumor of the small bowel

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Pablo D. San Martín
Flavia C. Sibona

Abstract

Glomus tumors (GTs) are benign vascular neoplasms of soft tissues that occur in peripheral acral areas.
Most intra-abdominal GTs develop in the stomach; the incidence of intestinal presentation is very low,
We report the case of a 26-year-old female patient with chronic mild pain in the umbilical region with
no other symptoms or signs. The imaging tests demonstrated a heterogeneous abdominopelvic mass
with a solid vascularized component, and a cystic component with papillary projections.
The pathology examination of the surgical specimen reported the diagnosis of GT of the small bowel
(SB). We conducted a review of the literature and found their low incidence, affecting both men and
women between 26 and 88 years without a predominant geographic distribution.
Glomus tumors should be considered as a rare differential diagnosis in the presence of small SB tumors

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San Martín, P. D. ., & Sibona, F. C. (2023). Glomus tumor of the small bowel. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 115(4), 386–390. Retrieved from https://revista.aac.org.ar/index.php/RevArgentCirug/article/view/635
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Scientific Letter