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