Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Glomus Tumor

October 13th, 2013

Glomus Tumors are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Glomus Tumors typically arise underneath the nail plate and clinically have a blue color.  They are very painful and are tender when pressure is applied.  They arise from the neurovascular bundle present in the skin.  Although usually found on the nail unit, they can be encountered on the fingers and arms.  Treatment involves complete excision of the lesion.