Twice Recurred GCT of l3 Vertebra With Neurological Deficits Treated by Repeated Surgery—a Long Term Follow Up

  • Scott Chacko John Chief Ortho Spine Surgeon, E mail: drscott101@yahoo.com<br/>Department of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Dominic Puthoor Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon, E mail: dkputhur@gmail.com<br/>Department of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Rajesh KP Junior Resident, E mail: rajeshkp1985@gmail.com<br/>Department of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur

Abstract


Involvement of the spine by GCT is not unusual, constituting 7% of all cases of GCT. Due to axial location, giant cell tumours of the spine may present at a more advanced stage when compared with those of extremities and are more challenging surgically. We present the case of a 33 year old lady with GCT of L3 vertebra which was treated initially with posterior stabilisation followed by intralesional excision and vertebral body reconstruction with a cage filled with iliac crest bone graft. The tumour recurred two timesat 4 and 6 years respectively. These were again treated surgically. Histological picture of the tumour remains the same. There is no evidence of recurrence two years after the last surgery.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
CHACKO JOHN, Scott; PUTHOOR, Dominic; KP, Rajesh. Twice Recurred GCT of l3 Vertebra With Neurological Deficits Treated by Repeated Surgerya Long Term Follow Up. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 44-48, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/201>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

giant cell tumour, spine lesion