Extradigital glomus tumor causing para-Achilles tendon pain. A case report.

Published online: Dec 27 2000

Y Nakamura, T Nomura, M Ookubo, T Adati, and D Harada.

Department of Orthopedics, Iida Municipal Hospital, 438 Yawata Chou, Iida City, Japan.


A 48-year-old woman with a 15-year history of a painful nodule in the para-Achilles tendon area was evaluated by clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography, then treated by simple surgical excision of the nodule. Pathology revealed a glomus tumor, which is extremely rare in the para-Achilles tendon area. This is the first report of a glomus tumor in this location.