Multicentric giant cell tumor of the upper extremities: 16 years of ongoing disease

Eduardo N. Novais, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin, Allen Thorp Bishop, Thomas C. Shives

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Abstract

Multicentric giant cell tumor is rare and accounts for less than 1% of all giant cell tumors of bone. We describe a case in which all the lesions occurred in the upper extremities. The 13-year-old boy's first tumor was in the left index metacarpal. Over 16 years, giant cell tumors occurred in 8 sites: right distal radius, left lunate, left middle metacarpal, left distal radius, right ring finger proximal phalanx, right radial head, left distal humerus, and left proximal humerus. Intralesional curettage of the lesions located in the hand and carpals was associated with a high incidence of local recurrence, whereas lesions in the proximal radius and in the humerus have not recurred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1613
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Giant Cell Tumors
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Upper Extremity
Metacarpal Bones
Finger Phalanges
Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
Curettage
Wrist
Hand
Recurrence
Incidence
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Giant cell tumor
  • upper extremity

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Multicentric giant cell tumor of the upper extremities : 16 years of ongoing disease. / Novais, Eduardo N.; Shin, Alexander Yong-Shik; Bishop, Allen Thorp; Shives, Thomas C.

In: Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 36, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 1610-1613.

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