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Glomus-angioma is not a sentence

The first mention of this disease dates back to 1920 years. Already in 1922 the neurologist Barre described the symptoms of the tumor. In Russian literature the author first notes on this disease is Markelov, the recording dates back to 1934. At the moment there is no uniform classification of this type of tumors, often referred to as vascular neoplasms. However, doctors agree that the tumor is benign in most cases.


In the present still have not revealed the statistics of occurrence of single tumors. Doctors were unable to observe the dependence of their development on the age or sex of the person, however, many think that the positive basis for tumors can become the trauma. There is a perception that the disease is multiple type can be inherited.


Smooth muscle cells under the influence of the disease modified. They can swell or shrink, thereby increasing or decreasing the lumen of the anastomosis. Many doctors believe that the emergence of glamurnoe tumors is directly related to trauma. But there is evidence against this opinion. For example, rare cases with multiple tumors that are located in various areas of the human body. Based on the number and location of the tumor is divided into two forms: isolated and multiple.

Clinic and symptoms of glomus-angioma

glomus angiomaMost often, the tumour type isolated appears on the fingers, near the nail. Rarely the disease appears on the shins, thighs and torso. The tumor is a small round knot purple, Magenta color with a blue tint. Most often, its diameter varies from 3 to 8 millimeters. The tumor is soft, well marked, can bring sharp pain.

Recent studies have shown that tumors can appear on the internal organs such as gastrointestinal tract, liver lungs. The pain in these places is often periodic, it is enhanced from mechanical irritation, changes in body temperature, and other factors. Often, the pain causes a feeling of fear, the redness of the face, change of heart rate, may cause excessive sweating.

Multiple tumors are much less common. Unlike a few they are painless. Can be placed inside or on the surface of the skin. Often multiple glomus-angioma itself in childhood. In most of the cases are hereditary in nature. The disease is chronic, progressing slowly, cases of malignant degeneration have been reported.


The appearance of tumors solitary (single) type is sufficient clinical manifestations for diagnosis. When multiple type needs to be passed through the biopsy of one or more elements.


The strategy of treatment depends on the type of disease:

  • The appearance of solitary tumors, as a rule, is surgical excision. The species is not sensitive to radiotherapy, was the frequent incidence of relapse.
  • Multiple tumors treated by laser vaporization. Unfortunately, medical treatment of this disease at the present time does not exist.