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A rare case of glomus tumor of the hallux. Review of the literature

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The Masson glomus tumour is a benign neuromyoarterial growth. Such ă tumours are rare and are most commonly described in the hand, however ă there are very rare cases of them in the foot. Tumours are characterised ă by a triad of clinical symptoms involving pain, tenderness and ă hypersensitivity. Diagnosis is often late. Although they are benign ă tumours, an early diagnosis is better as they can have an effect on ă quality of life. Diagnosis is made based on the clinical presentation, ă with an MRI scan being an additional optional investigation. These ă tumours do not respond to classic analgesics, therefore treatment ă involves their surgical excision. Histological analysis is used to ă confirm diagnosis. Reoccurrence is rare, but may occur; the patient ă should therefore be informed of this possibility.

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hal-01464668 , version 1 (10-02-2017)

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D. Dedome, C. Strugarek, J. M. Poircuitte, A. Nespola, L. Galois, et al.. A rare case of glomus tumor of the hallux. Review of the literature. Médecine et Chirurgie du Pied, 2013, 29 (2), pp.40-44. ⟨10.1007/s10243-013-0360-9⟩. ⟨hal-01464668⟩
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