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Case report
Glomus tumour of the fourth toe: case discussion and review of literature
  1. Elie Romanos1,
  2. Firas Al Delfi2,
  3. Malek Hubballah3 and
  4. Carl Farah4
  1. 1 Orthopedic Surgery, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2 Laboratory and Pathology, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  3. 3 Neurology and Neurosurgery, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. 4 Radiology, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elie Romanos; eliorom{at}gmail.com

Abstract

This is a case report with literature review and discussion of current diagnostic studies and management of a rare case of glomus tumour in the fourth toe of a 36-year-old male patient.

  • orthopaedics
  • radiology
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • surgical oncology
  • pathology
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  • Contributors ER: first author and writer of the current article, surgeon who diagnosed the case and performed the surgery, and literature review. CF: radiologist subspecialised in musculoskeletal conditions who read all imaging studies including X-rays and MRIs and helped in narrowing the differential diagnosis. He also helped in reviewing the literature and selected pertinent articles concerning the radiology part. FAD: pathologist who read the pathological slides and issued the histology report confirming the diagnosis. MH: neurosurgeon who saw and referred the patient to us.

  • 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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