Glomuvenous malformations in the buccal area

J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Nov;21(6):2001-3. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181f535a2.


Glomuvenous malformations (GVMs) are relatively rare lesions in the head and neck area. A 30-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a large mass on the right buccal area with tenderness and hypersensitivity to palpation. The lesion was excised totally under general anesthesia. Microscopic evaluation and immunostaining method confirmed the diagnosis of GVM. We concluded that a solitary form of GVMs as a large mass on the buccal region could occur, and a mass with tenderness and hypersensitivity on palpation could be significant in its differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Actins / analysis
  • Adult
  • Antigens, CD34 / analysis
  • Cheek / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Facial Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / diagnosis
  • Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 / analysis
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / analysis
  • Vimentin / analysis


  • Actins
  • Antigens, CD34
  • Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53
  • Vimentin

Supplementary concepts

  • Glomus vagale tumors