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Brazilian Dental Journal

Print version ISSN 0103-6440On-line version ISSN 1806-4760

Abstract

SANCHEZ-ROMERO, Celeste et al. Glomus Tumor of the Oral Cavity: Report of a Rare Case and Literature Review. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.2, pp.185-190.  Epub Apr 04, 2019. ISSN 0103-6440.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201902222.

Glomus tumor is a benign neoplasm composed of a perivascular proliferation of glomic cells that resembles the normal glomus body. Usually, it appears as a solitary, symptomatic small blue-red nodule, located in the deep dermis or subcutis of upper or lower extremities of young to middle-aged adults. Cases affecting the oral cavity are very rare, with only 23 well-documented cases reported in the English-language literature. Herein, we present a rare case of glomus tumor of the upper lip, and review the literature of cases involving the mouth.

Keywords : glomus tumor; immunohistochemistry; oral cavity; review; upper lip.

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