Benign tumors
Glomus tumor

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 15 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Glomus tumor esophagus

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Glomus tumor. website. Accessed July 2nd, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Very rare in gastrointestinal tract, vast majority in stomach
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Round glomus cells have pale to clear cytoplasm, are arranged around vascular spaces; frequent stromal liquefaction and hyalinization
Microscopic (histologic) images

AFIP images

Sheets and strands of round glomus cells

Positive stains
Negative stains
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