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SOUZA, Valdilene Loures de et al. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.4, pp.384-386. ISSN 0365-0596.

Glomus tumors are benign lesions that are derived from the glomus cells surrounding arteriovenous anastomoses that serve as temperature regulators. They can be classified into solitary and multiple, acquired or congenital and, histopathologically, into 3 variants: glomus tumor proper, glomangioma and glomangiomyoma. Congenital glomangiomas are extremely rare and less than 20 cases have been documented in the world literature. We report a case of congenital multiple glomangioma present from birth with spontaneous partial regression after six months of follow-up.

Keywords : Classification; Glomus tumor; Neoplasms [congenital].

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