Giant cell tumor of the pelvis

Case contributed by Dr Iqbal Naseem


A young adult male presented with a long duration of pain on the right groin region.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Radiograph Pelvis with bilateral hip joints showing an expansile lesion involving right superior pubic ramus and also extending in to right acetabulum. The lesion is causing significant bone thinning in superior pubic ramus.

Case Discussion

Giant cell tumor is seen in flat bones and pelvis being one of commonest site.
GCT are usually benign, but malignant transformation do occur in small number of cases.
Usually occurs after skeletal maturity and epiphyseal fusion.

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Case information

rID: 28647
Published: 4th Apr 2014
Last edited: 19th Apr 2019
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