Glomus tumor of the female external genitalia: A report of two cases

Hiroshi Sonobe, Jae Y. Ro, Maria Ramos, Iver Diaz, Bruce Mackay, Nelson G. Ordonez, Alberto G. Ayala

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Glomus tumors occurring in the external genitalia of two women aged 53 and 46 years, respectively, are reported. One of the tumors was clitoral and the other arose in the periurethral area of the vulva. The diagnosis in one case was supported by immunocytochemical analysis. Electron microscopy was performed on both tumors. Only two glomus tumors involving the female external genitalia have been reported in the literature. The tumors we describe appeared to be morphologically similar to the glomus tumors that typically arise in the distal extremities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-364
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1994


  • Clitoris
  • Glomus tumor
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Periurethral region
  • Ultrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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