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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 21-23

"Pink glow": A new sign for the diagnosis of glomus tumor on ultraviolet light dermoscopy

Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College, King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sarvesh S Thatte
Seth GS Medical College, King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.171041

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Glomus tumors are usually benign hamartomas, which are painful, small, and uncommon. They are usually subungal in location but may occur at other sites. A female patient presented to the outpatient department with painful swelling over the nail matrix of her right index finger. Here, we describe the use of a videodermosope having white light, polarized light, and ultraviolet (UV) light in the localization of glomus tumors that revealed a pinkish glow on UV light examination suggesting the vascular nature of the tumor. Thus, videodermoscopy can be used as an outpatient department procedure to confirm the diagnosis of glomus tumors.

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