Giant cell tumor of bone

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok

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Left hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

A left proximal femoral purely lytic, eccentric lesion with minimal expansion; difficult to know whether it arises from the epiphysis or metaphysis, but appears to cross the physis. 

Case Discussion

This patient demonstrates appearances of a giant cell tumor of bone (GCT). Classically, giant cell tumors arise from the epiphysis and do not cross the physis unless it is fused. 

This case was histologically proven.

 

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Case information

rID: 17925
Published: 25th May 2012
Last edited: 18th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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