Soft tissue
Normal / benign
Symplastic glomus tumor

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

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Related topics: Glomus tumor

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Definition / general
  • High nuclear grade but no mitotic figures or other features of malignancy; may be degenerative
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images
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Case of the Week #238:



Smooth muscle actin



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(a) multiple foci of glomus cells surrounding capillary-sized vessels in myxoid stroma
with some nerve fibers and bone (b) glomus cells show prominent cytological atypia
with nuclear enlargement and pleomorphism, anisonucleosis, hyperchromasia,
pseudoinclusions, bizarre nuclei, coarse chromatin, and irregular nuclear membrane

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