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

  • Achmad F. Kamal Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Errol U. Hutagalung Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Saukani Gumay Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Yogi Prabowo Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Yanuarso Yanuarso Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Gatot Subroto Central Army Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
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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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Published
2013-12-13
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Kamal AF, Hutagalung EU, Gumay S, Prabowo Y, Yanuarso Y. Primary malignant giant cell tumor of the patella: report of a rare case. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2013Dec.13 [cited 2019Dec.15];22(4):238-42. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/607
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