Giant cell tumor of bone

Case contributed by Dr Sakher Alkhaderi


Pain and swelling of the ankle without history of trauma

Patient Data

Age: 31 years
Gender: Female

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 .


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 tumor of bone. 

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Case information

rID: 41799
Published: 21st Dec 2015
Last edited: 21st Dec 2015
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