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Superficial Fibromatosis Mimicking Glomus Tumor of the Second Toe.

Jo HJ, Chae SU, Kim GD, Kim YJ, Choi DH, Park JI - Clin Orthop Surg (2015)

Bottom Line: While fibromatosis can occur at various sites throughout the body, it is very rarely seen in the toe.Here, we are the first to report a case of superficial fibromatosis mimicking a glomus tumor in the subungual space of the second toe.The presentation of this condition shows the possibility of encountering uncommon superficial fibromatosis in the distal phalanx of the toe, and suggests that superficial fibromatosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a glomus tumor in the toe.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Gunsan Medical Center of Wonkwang University Hospital, Gunsan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Various types of tumor can occur in the subungual space, including glomus tumors, subungual exostosis, hemangioma, epidermal cysts, and malignant tumors. While fibromatosis can occur at various sites throughout the body, it is very rarely seen in the toe. Here, we are the first to report a case of superficial fibromatosis mimicking a glomus tumor in the subungual space of the second toe. The presentation of this condition shows the possibility of encountering uncommon superficial fibromatosis in the distal phalanx of the toe, and suggests that superficial fibromatosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a glomus tumor in the toe.

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The tumor cells are spindle cells without nuclear atypia (H&E, ×400).
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Figure 6: The tumor cells are spindle cells without nuclear atypia (H&E, ×400).

Mentions: Histopathological examination revealed a typical fibromatosis. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections showed poorly circumscribed mass with infiltration of the surrounding adipose tissue, which consisted of cellular proliferation arranged into long fascicles (Fig. 5). The tumor cells were elongated, slender, spindled cells of uniform appearance (Fig. 6). Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for vimentin (Fig. 7).


Superficial Fibromatosis Mimicking Glomus Tumor of the Second Toe.

Jo HJ, Chae SU, Kim GD, Kim YJ, Choi DH, Park JI - Clin Orthop Surg (2015)

The tumor cells are spindle cells without nuclear atypia (H&E, ×400).
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Figure 6: The tumor cells are spindle cells without nuclear atypia (H&E, ×400).
Mentions: Histopathological examination revealed a typical fibromatosis. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections showed poorly circumscribed mass with infiltration of the surrounding adipose tissue, which consisted of cellular proliferation arranged into long fascicles (Fig. 5). The tumor cells were elongated, slender, spindled cells of uniform appearance (Fig. 6). Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were positive for vimentin (Fig. 7).

Bottom Line: While fibromatosis can occur at various sites throughout the body, it is very rarely seen in the toe.Here, we are the first to report a case of superficial fibromatosis mimicking a glomus tumor in the subungual space of the second toe.The presentation of this condition shows the possibility of encountering uncommon superficial fibromatosis in the distal phalanx of the toe, and suggests that superficial fibromatosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a glomus tumor in the toe.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Gunsan Medical Center of Wonkwang University Hospital, Gunsan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Various types of tumor can occur in the subungual space, including glomus tumors, subungual exostosis, hemangioma, epidermal cysts, and malignant tumors. While fibromatosis can occur at various sites throughout the body, it is very rarely seen in the toe. Here, we are the first to report a case of superficial fibromatosis mimicking a glomus tumor in the subungual space of the second toe. The presentation of this condition shows the possibility of encountering uncommon superficial fibromatosis in the distal phalanx of the toe, and suggests that superficial fibromatosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a glomus tumor in the toe.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus