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November 1960

Multiple Glomus Tumor of the Pseudocavernous Hemangioma Type: Report of a Case Manifesting a Dominant Inheritance Pattern

Author Affiliations


Professor and Chairman, Division of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota (Dr. Gorlin). Instructor, Division of Dermatology (Francis W. Lynch, M.D., Director), University of Minnesota (Dr. Fusaro). Pediatrics Fellow, Department of Pediatrics (John A. Anderson, M.D., Director), University of Minnesota (Dr. Benton).

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(5):776-778. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580050118018

Multiple glomus tumors are uncommon. Sluiter and Postma,4 in 1960, in an extensive review of the literature indicated that there were less than 2 dozen reported cases in contrast to the more than 350 cases of single glomangiomas.

In view of their excellent paper, it is not our purpose in this brief communication to review the total subject of multiple glomus tumor. We wish only to (a) indicate the familial nature of this tumor, and (b) point out the microscopic difference between this lesion and the ordinary glomangioma.

The number of case reports of familial occurrence of the multiple glomus tumor are few. In a complete review of the literature we were able to find only three. Touraine et al.1 found multiple tumors in a father and daughter but did not attempt a complete family analysis. Kaufman and Clark2 studied a family from which we have partially

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