Primary Malignant Giant Cell Tumour of the Bone: A Case Report

  • Dominic K Puthur Orthopaedic Oncologist & Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Dijoe Davis Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • MC Savithri Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Divya S Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
  • Toms Jacob MS (Ortho) Trainee, Junior Resident, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur

Abstract


GCT is a primary locally aggressive bone neoplasm affecting the epiphyseal or meta-epiphyseal regions of bone. GCT can be rarely multifocal which may be synchronous or metachronous. At the same time, it is pathologically difficult to differentiate benign GCT from a malignant one. Malignant GCT can be a primary malignant GCT or a secondary malignant GCT. The prognosis of GCT is based on clinical progression rather than the histological picture. Here we report a case of a 20 year old male who presented to us with a swelling of right ilium which was treated by curettage and bone cement fixation, but later went on to progress as a primary malignant metachronous lesion and eventually leading to his death within 2.5 months after the index surgery.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
K PUTHUR, Dominic et al. Primary Malignant Giant Cell Tumour of the Bone: A Case Report. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 74-77, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/208>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

malignant GCT, primary GCT