Giant cell tumor of soft tissue of hand: simple but rare diagnosis, which is often missed

  • Sarwan Kumar | skumar2@med.wayne.edu Department of Internal Medicine, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States.
  • Lynn F. Carter Department of Internal Medicine, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States.

Abstract

Giant cell tumor of soft tissue originally described in 1972 in two different series by Salm and Sissons is a rare entity, which is clinically and histopathologically indistinguishable from giant cell tumor of bone. Usually involve thigh, trunk, and lower extremities but rarely involve the hands. GCT-ST is a benign tumor, which can transform into malignant form and also has potential for recurrence and metastasis. We present an otherwise healthy, middle age female who originally presented with swellings on her left finger was diagnosed with giant cell tumor of soft tissue hand.

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2011-07-13
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giant cell tumor of soft tissue.
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Kumar, S., & Carter, L. (2011). Giant cell tumor of soft tissue of hand: simple but rare diagnosis, which is often missed. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e54. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e54