A rare case of glomus tumor of calcaneum


  • Anu Yarky Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Vipan Kumar Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India




Glomus tumour, Chondroma, Osteoid osteoma


When a young patient comes to our OPD with chronic heel pain, our first differential diagnosis is never a tumour. We always consider a possibility of calcaneal epiphysitis, or apophysitis. Glomus tumour itself is rare and that involving the bones is rarer. We are presenting here a case of an 11 year ­old girl with complaints of chronic pain in left heel. Plain radiograph revealed a lesion in her left calcaneum. CT scan was suggestive of hyper dense lesion in left calcaneum and possibilities of chondroma or osteoid osteoma were kept. The lesion was excised and microscopy revealed a glomus tumour comprising round to oval cells arranged around blood vessels. Aim of our study is to report such an unusual case of glomus tumour of bone in young patient without recurrence after resection.


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Author Biographies

Anu Yarky, Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Senior Resident, Department of Medicine

Vipan Kumar, Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics


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