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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 4425-4427

Painful pulp space of a pinky finger: A report of glomus tumor at an unusual site

1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Tanuja Pangtey
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College Haldwani Uttarakhand, 263 139
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_602_20

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The long-standing pain in fingers is not only agonising and disabling to the patient but also affects the quality of life. Pointed fingertip pain is also inappropriately managed for years leading to further morbidity. Pinpoint tenderness, paroxysmal pain, and cold hypersensitivity at finger pulp space may be features of glomus tumor. Judicious use of investigations and surgical excision ensure an optimal outcome. We report a case of glomus tumor at an unusual location at the pulp space of distal phalanx of the little finger that was managed by en bloc removal and confirmed on biopsy. History of 6 years of clinical symptoms and multiple treatments underlines the importance of the knowledge of this lesion for early diagnosis.

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