Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2020, Vol 7, Num 2 Page(s): 104-107
A glomus tumor of left lower extremity arising from left superficial femoral artery: A case report

Süreyya Talay1, Kadir Arslan2, Burçin Abud3

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 29 Mayıs State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Training and Research Hospital, Muğla, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Keywords: Glomus tumor, lower extremity, surgical excision
Glomus tumors, usually used as a synonym of carotid body tumors, are of neuroectodermal origin and a part of the extra-adrenal neuroendocrine system pathologies. These lesions are the most frequent paragangliomas located in the neck. Herein, we present a rare case of mass lesion on the left leg arising from the left superficial femoral artery. After successful excision and removal, the pathological examination result was reported as a glomus tumor.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2020.805