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Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath - elbow

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic origin of elbow pain only with full extension - Few mths.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

A well-defined ovoid hypoechoic lesion is noted abutting capitellum of humerus. No calcification / cystic changes / vascularity is noted.

No elbow effusion is noted.

Post excision - Gross pathology

Post operative 1 wk USG.


Post operative status - no residual tumor seen.

Case Discussion

Arthroscopic excision was done. Patient developed full elbow extension.

Histopathology - Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath.

Gross pathology photo courtesy - Operating surgeon Dr Ritesh Patel

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