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Case report
Primary pulmonary glomus tumour: a diagnostic challenge
  1. Vikram Singh1,
  2. Vikas Kumar2,
  3. Harkant Singh3 and
  4. Nandita Kakkar1
  1. 1Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  3. 3Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nandita Kakkar; nandita_kakkar{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Glomus tumour is uncommon benign tumour, which derives from the glomus cells present around arteriovenous anastomosis. These tumours are found most commonly in the deep dermis of the extremities. Primary pulmonary glomus tumour is extremely rare and often misdiagnosed. Knowledge about the existence of glomus tumour in the lung, its classic histomorphology and judicious use of immunohistochemistry can help us in clinching the correct diagnosis.

  • lung cancer (oncology)
  • pathology
  • surgical oncology
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  • Contributors VS and NK are pathologist, conceptualised and prepared the manuscript. HS and VK are treating cardiothoracic surgeon and supervised the manuscript.

  • 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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