Giant cell tumour of bone

Case contributed by Dr Sakher Alkhaderi

Presentation

Pain and swelling of the ankle without history of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 31 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

The frontal and lateral radiographs demonstrate lytic expansile eccentric lesion in the distal end of tibia with irregular markedly thin and destroyed cortex and relatively broad zone of transition .

MRI

The MRI confirmed the expansile lesion in the distal tibia and involving the articular surface of the tibiofibular joint and tibiotalar joint  which appear solid with intermediate signal on T2 and hypointense signal on T1 and markedly hyperintense signal on proton density fat suppression .There is extensive local cortical destruction.

Case Discussion

The lesion was surgically proven as a giant cell tumour of bone. 

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Case information

rID: 41799
Case created: 20th Dec 2015
Last edited: 21st Dec 2015
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