Bone cement with tumor recurrence

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

A known case of giant cell tumor of distal femur; tumour excision was carried out with application of bone cement; follow-up x-ray taken after 6 months interval

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Radiopaque material (bone cement) is noted in the distal femur on its lateral aspect.

A well defined radiolucent, expansile area is noted superior to the bone cement along the lateral margin which is seen to cause cortical thinning. 

Case Discussion

Case of recurrent bone tumor post excision and bone cementing.

The cementing of the cavity helps in evaluation of of its borders and thereby detection of new lytic areas/lesions.

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Case Information

rID: 27414
Case created: 2nd Feb 2014
Last edited: 9th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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