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borderline giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath are usually benign, but their tendency to recur is well documented. Malignant giant cell tumors are extremely rare and their prognosis is very poor. Some cases of a "borderline" giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath have been described. (7597395)

See also

- giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCT-TS)

References

- "Borderline" giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath in the hand: to amputate or not? Case report. Noordanus RP, Hage JJ, van der Valk P. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 1995 Mar;29(1):73-6. PMID: 7597395

- Multifocal giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath occuring at different localizations of the same tendon of a finger: a case report and review of the literature. Altaykan A, Yildiz K, Hapa O, Cukur S. Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2009;20(2):119-23. PMID: 19619117 [Free]