Extra-Articular Diffuse Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath: A Report of 2 Cases

Document Type : CASE REPORT


The First Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens School of Medicine, “ATTIKON” Hospital, Athens, Greece


Two rare cases of extra-articular diffuse variant giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath are presented, at the elbow of a 68-year-old female and the foot of a 56-year-old male. Both patients presented with a palpable masses and marginal excision was performed; histological sections confirmed the diagnosis of extra-articular giant cell tumor. No adjuvant therapy was administered. At the last follow-up, minimum 24 months after excision both patients were disease-free.


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Volume 4, Issue 3
July 2016
Pages 273-276
  • Receive Date: 23 June 2015
  • Revise Date: 01 August 2015
  • Accept Date: 01 August 2015
  • First Publish Date: 01 July 2016