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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Rare sites of giant cell tumor: Institutional experience

1 Department of Orthopedics, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Pathology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, SCI, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Manish Kumar
Department of Surgical Oncology, SCI IGIMS, Patna 14, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_15_21

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Introduction: Giant cell tumor (GCT) is a primary benign neoplasm of the bone. It accounts for 5% of all skeletal tumors. It usually originated from the long bones. It usually arises in the metaphyseal-epiphyseal area of the long bones. We report some cases of GCT at rare sites. These are clavicle, phalanx, head of fibula, distal end of the ulna, and extensor tendon sheath of the hand. Materials and Methods: All cases were investigated and managed in the Department of Orthopedics and Surgical Oncology, IGIMS, Patna, India, between March 2014 and June 2019. We surgically managed eight rare cases (5 male and 3 female) of GCT. Patients were followed up for minimum 1 year. Discussion: GCT represents about 3%–5% of all bone tumors and 21% of benign bone tumors. It is most commonly seen in early adulthood, with a peak incidence in the third decade and with a slight female preponderance; it is usually seen in the skeletally mature patient. Conclusion: GCT s of bone at rare sites present a challenge in both diagnosis and treatment because there is very few literature about them. Our study on this tumor at rare sites will throw a new insight into the proper management.

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