Glomus tumor - Definition

March 2018


A glomus tumor is one which grows from a component of skin called a glomus body. These types of tumor are rare, usually tiny, and benign. They can, however, cause severe pain, especially on touch or when pressed upon. Treatment methods are primarily based on surgical ablation of the tumor. Glomus tumors are generally located on the phalanges of the fingers.
Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 12, 2013 at 05:16 AM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Glomus tumor - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (
Breast tumor - Definition
Phyllodes tumor - Definition