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Intraosseous glomus tumor of the spine

Case report and review of the literature

James C. Robinson, Scott E. Kilpatrick and David L. Kelly Jr.

✓ The authors report a case of glomus tumor originating within the lumbar spine. Glomus tumors of intraosseous origin are rare, with the only case reported in the spine arising in the sacrum. The patient presented with the solitary complaint of radiating back pain that resolved postoperatively. The histopathological and radiographic findings are reviewed. To the authors' knowledge, this represents the first case report of a glomus tumor of the spine originating above the sacrum.