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glomus

[′glō·məs]
(anatomy)
A fold of the mesothelium arising near the base of the mesentery in the pronephros and containing a ball of blood vessels.
A prominent portion of the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
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Glomangiomyomas represent less than 10% of glomus tumors and display a gradual transition from glomus cells to elongated, mature smooth muscle cells.
Since glomus cells share many features of smooth muscle cells, intravascular spread of glomus tumors may be similar to that seen in intravascular leiomyomatosis.
In summary, the multiple glomus tumors in the chest wall of this young man are best categorized as glomangiomyomas, owing to the presence of prominent smooth muscle bundles admixed with glomus cells.