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Case of the Week #289
A 42 year old man presented with a painful nodular forearm mass.
Glomus tumors are immunoreactive for smooth muscle actin (as in this case), type 4 collagen and vimentin. There is variable expression of CD34, h-caldesmon and calponin, and no expression of keratin, desmin, S100 and chromogranin. CD31 highlights the vasculature, but tumor cells are CD31-.