Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 10

Glomus Tumour Around the Knee Joint A Case Report and Review of Literature

Farid Ghasemzadeh Mojaveri1* and Aaron Han2

1Master Surgeon in Orthopaedics, King’s College Hospital London in Dubai
2Consultant Clinical Histopathologist at Kings College Hospital London in Dubai and Visiting Professor, Mohammad Bin Rashid University School of Medicine, Dubai

*Corresponding Author: Farid Ghasemzadeh Mojaveri, Master Surgeon in Orthopaedics, King’s College Hospital London in Dubai.

Received: August 17, 2022; Published: September 12, 2022


Introduction: Glomus tumours usually is seen in the extremities, especially subungual area of fingers and toes.

Glomus tumours rarely occur around the knee joint and especially in young active people who are prone to different types of knee injuries it can easily be misdiagnosed as a case of internal knee derangement.

Case report: In this case report we are presenting a young 33 years old Egyptian gentleman with a history of knee pain for the past 8 years who has done several MRIs and has done unsuccessful several physio therapies with suspicion of internal knee derangement recently even he was offered an arthroscopic knee surgery.

A careful clinical and imaging study revealed a tiny soft tissue mass in anteromedial joint line with exquisite tenderness.

Excision of the mass under local anaesthesia showed the typical purple mass and histology study confirmed the Glomus tumour. He remained completely pain free after the surgery.

Discussion: There had been 39 case report of Glomus tumour around the knee joint so far in the literature we have discussed different locations and presentations of this tumour in this case report.

Conclusion: Lack of experience and awareness about this mostly benign soft tissue tumour can lead to plenty unnecessary work ups and sometimes unnecessary surgeries.

Keywords: Glomus tumour, Knee joint, knee pain, MRI, Surgery, Glomangioma and extra digital


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Citation: Farid Ghasemzadeh Mojaveri and Aaron Han. “Glomus Tumour Around the Knee Joint A Case Report and Review of Literature".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.10 (2022): 27-31.


Copyright: © 2022 Farid Ghasemzadeh Mojaveri and Aaron Han. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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