Primary malignant giant cell tumor of the patella: report of a rare case

Achmad F. Kamal, Errol U. Hutagalung, Saukani Gumay, Yogi Prabowo, Yanuarso Yanuarso



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13181/mji.v22i4.607

Abstract


Primary malignant giant cell tumor (GCT) at the patella bone is a very rare case. It is a high-grade sarcoma characterized by a lesion in which there are areas of synchronous high-grade sarcomatous next to areas of benign GCT. A limb sparing approach is applicable to virtually any bone lesion, whether low grade or high grade. We report a case with primary malignant GCT at the patella, from diagnostic to detailed limb sparing surgery procedure. Fifteen months after surgery, the patient had a good functional outcome without local recurrence and distant metastasis. (Med J Indones. 2013;22:238-42. doi: 10.13181/mji.v22i4.607)

Keywords: Limb sparing surgery, primary malignant GCT, total patellectomy


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