Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Castañeda EB, López TD, Ballinas OOG, Enríquez CJA, Hernández LJL
Highly aggressive giant cell tumor in knee. A four-cases report
Acta Ortop Mex 2003; 17 (3)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 145-152
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Giant cell tumor (GCT) is one of the most controversial and unpredictable tumors in its clinical behavior. In this study, we report four cases in stage III (highly aggressive), between March 2001 and April 2002, in patients aged between 28 and 55 years. The four patients were from the male sex. In three cases, the right knees were affected and the left knee in just one case. The cases were analyzed according to their clinical behavior, 3 of them were treated through supracondylar amputation and in the other one it was applied a tumor-like-type prosthesis. None of the cases developed metastasis and all of the cases presented a good clinical evolution. We focus the discussion on the treatment of this stage according to the literature reports.

Key words: giant cell tumor of bone, knee.