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GCT Of Proximal phalanx of ring finger in immature skeleton -Resection and Reconstruction by iliac crest graft- A case report

Author(s): Gadegone W M

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Proximal phalanx | iliac crest graft

usually benign. The hand has limited free space and exquisite sensitivity, and even small histologically benign masses can cause significant swelling, pain, and disability.Giant cell tumor [GCT] or Osteoclastoma is a benign tumor which is locally aggressive and has a tendency for local recurrence. GCT’s form about 4-5% of all primary bone tumors. 80% of the patients are above the age of 18 years and there is a distinct female predominance.85-90% of the cases occur in the long bones, the sites most commonly affected being the lower end of the femur, upper end of the tibia, the lower end of the radius and sacrum. Only 2% of giant cell tumors occur in the hand. We are presenting a case of a giant cell tumor of the Proximal phalanx of ring finger which is a very rare site for such a tumor and presenting a follow up of 60 months following resection and reconstruction by iliac crest graft
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