Clin Pain.  2020 Jun;19(1):45-48. 10.35827/cp.2020.19.1.45.

Elbow Pain Brought on by a Minuscule Angioleiomyoma

  • 1Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea
  • 2Departments of Pathology Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea


Angioleiomyoma is an infrequent benign smooth muscle tumor that arises from smooth muscle cells of arterial or venous walls in the tunica media layer. It would be found in the dermis, the subcutaneous tissue, or the superficial fascia of the anywhere in the body and is most often seen in the lower extremities. The typical lesion is a small, slowly growing, round, but firm and mobile nodule. We report a case of angioleiomyoma located on the anterior aspect of the elbow, which was mistaken for extradigital glomus tumor after history taking, physical examination. With point tenderness and worsening sharp pain in cold exposure for several years, the patient was referred for a further evaluation, and the lesion was 5 mm sized well-circumscribed mass in the anterior elbow with vascular signals on color and power Doppler by ultrasonography and finally diagnosed as angioleiomyoma following complete excision and histological evaluation.


Angioleiomyoma; Ultrasonography
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