Glomus tumor in the floor of the mouth: a case report and review of the literature.

Authors:
Li Song
Li Song
Capital Medical University
Mengqi Jia
Mengqi Jia
State Key Lab of Biogeology and Environmental Geology
MRs Li Wang, RN
MRs Li Wang, RN
shepherd university
RN
RN
walnut , CA | United States
Yanfang Sun
Yanfang Sun
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
China

World J Surg Oncol 2018 Oct 10;16(1):201. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) and Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Background: Glomus tumors are rare benign neoplasms that usually occur in the upper and lower extremities. Oral cavity involvement is exceptionally rare, with only a few cases reported to date.

Case Presentation: A 24-year-old woman with complaints of swelling in the left floor of her mouth for 6 months was referred to our institution. Her swallowing function was slightly affected; however, she did not have pain or tongue paralysis. Enhanced computed tomography revealed a 2.8 × 1.8 × 2.1 cm-sized well-defined, solid, heterogeneous nodule above the mylohyoid muscle. The mandible appeared to be uninvolved. The patient underwent surgery via an intraoral approach; histopathological examination revealed a glomus tumor. The patient has had no evidence of recurrence over 4 years of follow-up.

Conclusions: Glomus tumors should be considered when patients present with painless nodules in the floor of the mouth.

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