Glomuvenous Malformations (Familial generalized multiple glomangiomas)

Dermatol Online J. 2011 Oct 15;17(10):9.


A 15-year-old boy with a diagnosis of generalized multiple glomangiomas was referred for evaluation and treatment of enlarging and increasingly painful lesions on his right ankle. The patient underwent a series of two treatments with long-pulsed KTP 1064 nm laser that resulted in substantial improvement in appearance and decreased pain. Generalized glomuvenous malformations, or multiple glomangiomas, are the less common presentation of proliferation of glomus cells and may have extracutaneous involvement. Whereas surgical management is often employed and definitive for solitary lesions, interventions such as laser therapy, may be beneficial for improvement of functional impairment and cosmesis as was observed in our patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Ankle
  • Biopsy
  • Glomus Tumor / complications
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnosis
  • Glomus Tumor / genetics*
  • Glomus Tumor / radiotherapy
  • Headache / etiology
  • Humans
  • Internal Capsule / pathology
  • Lasers, Dye
  • Low-Level Light Therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / genetics*
  • Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary / genetics*
  • Skin Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Skin Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Supratentorial Neoplasms / complications
  • Supratentorial Neoplasms / diagnosis