Hereditary multiple glomangiomas

Br J Plast Surg. 1998 Jan;51(1):32-7. doi: 10.1054/bjps.1997.0116.


Hereditary multiple glomangiomas are an interesting rare problem which can either present as multiple painful cutaneous lesions or, rarely, a cosmetic challenge due to site, size or number of lesions. It may also pose a diagnostic dilemma, which can only be settled by biopsy. Malignant change in glomangioma is extremely rare and only a few cases are well documented in literature. A case report of this condition, along with extensive review of the literature, is presented. The prognosis of various forms of glomangiomas and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic tools is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Glomus Tumor / diagnosis
  • Glomus Tumor / genetics*
  • Glomus Tumor / therapy
  • Humans
  • Pedigree
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy