Volume 1, 2015
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Wrist & Hand|
|Published online||10 July 2015|
Giant cell tumor of the capitate: an unusual case with 10 years follow-up
Diyarbakir Selahaddin Eyyubi State Hospital, 21100
2 Erzincan University Faculty of Medicine, 24030 Erzincan, Turkey
3 Devrek State Hospital, 67800 Zonguldak, Turkey
4 Baltalimani Bone and Joint Diseases Hospital, 34470 Istanbul, Turkey
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 21 May 2015
Giant cell tumor of the small bones, particularly the carpal bones of the hand, is exceedingly rare. We present a case report of giant cell tumor of the capitate in a 24 year-old female with 10 years postoperative follow-up. Although carpal bones are extremely unusual location, orthopedic surgeons should always keep in mind that differential diagnosis must include giant cell tumor of bone whenever an expansile osteolytic lesion with well-defined but nonsclerotic margins is identified in a young adult with closed physes.
Key words: Giant cell tumor / Capitate
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2015
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