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August 1976

Multiple Glomus Tumors of the Face and Eyelid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(8):1283-1285. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040155005

• The glomus tumor is a benign, vascular, hamartomatous derivative of the glomus body, a normal intradermal arteriovenous anastomosis. Most glomus tumors are solitary, tender lesions of the nail bed and are found only rarely on the eyelid. Occasionally, glomus tumors assume a multiple form, wherein they are nontender. I report a unique case of multiple glomus tumors involving the face, palate, eyelid, and anterior orbit.

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