A Case of Ovarian Glomus Tumor and Literature Review

Wai Kheong Ryan Lee, Tracy Jiezhen Loh, Yong Kuei Lim, Sung Hock Chew, Chit Chong Khong


A 42-year-old Chinese female presented with postcoital bleeding and was incidentally found to have a complex mass in the left adnexal region on pelvic ultrasound. A laparoscopic left salpingo-oophorectomy performed showed an 8 cm cystic mass arising from the left ovary with an associated left fallopian tube hydrosalpinx. The mass was composed of epithelioid cells with a vague nested architecture which showed positive smooth muscle actin (SMA) immunohistochemical staining. Features were consistent with a glomus tumor, an extremely rare mesenchymal neoplasm arising in the ovary. Our case is hitherto the largest reported glomus cell tumor of the ovary measuring 8 cm to date. This tumor has uncertain malignant potential requiring close gynecological surveillance.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(3):83-85
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2998w


Ovarian; Glomus

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