Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology

Journal of Medical & Surgical Pathology
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-4971


Extra Digital Glomus Tumour of Ankle in a Toddler: A Rare Case Report with Unusual Presentation

Sadaf Haiyat, Kafil Akhtar, Feroz Alam and Anam Siddiqui

Glomus tumours are rare mesenchymal neoplasms arising from glomus bodies in the skin. Extra digital glomus tumours are often misdiagnosed owing to their non-specific clinical presentations and unusual locations. An extensive search revealed not a single case of solitary glomus tumours of ankle in a toddler. We present here a unique case of an extradigital glomus tumour in a 15 month old male child with swelling in the right ankle for the last 6 months. Histopathology examination and immunohistochemical studies confirmed the diagnosis of glomangioma (a form of glomus tumour). The patient was followed for one year after complete excision of the tumour, with no evidence of local recurrence or metastasis till date.