Benign tumors
Glomus tumor

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 January 2018, last major update January 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Glomus tumor esophagus

Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Glomus tumor. website. Accessed July 23rd, 2018.
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

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Sheets and strands of round glomus cells

Positive stains
Negative stains