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Case report
Rare presentation of a testicular glomus tumour
  1. Sebastian Thomas Edmund Tullie1,
  2. Mohammed Kamil Quraishi1,
  3. Thiwanka Karawita2 and
  4. Salim Anjarwalla2
  1. 1 Department of Urology, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, Kent, UK
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, Kent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sebastian Thomas Edmund Tullie; sebastian.tullie{at}


Glomus tumours are atypical in extracutaneous locations and very rarely located in reproductive organs. We present an unusual case of an incidentally discovered glomus tumour arising from the testis of a 47-year-old man. The testicular occurrence of this tumour type is not only exceptionally rare but also serves to highlight the debate regarding the optimal management of incidentally discovered small testicular lesions.

  • urological surgery
  • urology
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  • Contributors STET was involved in the compilation of the material, collation of the case details, writing of the manuscript and subsequent redrafting. MKQ was the proposer of the concept, involved in the collection of the material, editing and final approval of the manuscript. TK compiled the pathology report, collating and annotating images suitable for publication. SA was the senior author, was involved in concept proposal, production of images and annotations relevant to the pathology section and gave final approval for the manuscript prior to submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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