Color Doppler Sonography of Extradigital Glomus Tumors

J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jan;36(1):231-238. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.03023. Epub 2016 Dec 3.


We retrospectively collected cases of surgically proven extradigital glomus tumor (EDGT) and reviewed their demographic, clinical, and sonography features. A total of 18 single, subcutaneous EDGTs were gathered. All but one were located in the extremities. EDGTs typically appear as a small, hypoechoic, homogeneous, or slightly inhomogeneous, well-delimited nodule, disposed horizontally and painful under probe pressure. Intranodular vascularization is always present. Feeding artery and efferent vein are typical but inconstant findings.

Keywords: glomus tumors; skin; soft tissues; sonography color Doppler; vascular tumors.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Extremities / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color / methods*