Glomus tumor of the kidney: A report of 3 cases involving renal parenchyma and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Glomus Tumor
  • Kidney Neoplasms


  • Glomus tumor is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm affecting the subcutaneous tissue of the distal extremities in the majority of cases. It only rarely involves visceral organs. We report 3 cases of the glomus tumor family in the kidney, a solid glomus tumor, a glomangioma, and a glomangiomyoma. All 3 tumors involved the renal parenchyma and occurred in 3 men aged 36, 81, and 48 years, respectively. All 3 tumors were well-circumscribed and showed morphology otherwise identical to those seen in soft tissue. All 3 tumors were immunoreactive for actin and negative for desmin and S100 and only 1 tumor expressed CD34 in tumor cells. To date, all 3 tumors have followed a benign course without evidence of recurrence or metastasis. This report expands the spectrum of mesenchymal tumors of the kidney.

publication date

  • April 2007



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.pas.0000213373.64053.41

PubMed ID

  • 17414106

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 585

end page

  • 91


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