Giant-cell tumour of the tendon sheath
Parekh, P. K.
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An unusual case of giant-cell tumours of the tendon sheath (syn. Pigmented villonodular tecosynovitis or fibrous xanthoma) of a long thumb flexor is presented. The unusual features are : two distinctly different tumours of almost similar size and shape a`rising from the tendon sheath at its either ends but with a segment of normal tendon sheath in between and presence of ready malignant changes in the distal tumour with a benign proximal one, confirmed microscopically. Lastly, radiograph showed definite bony involvement in the proximal phalanx of the thumb. On extensive review of the literature, I found reports of rare presentation of malignant changes and bony erosion, but none had these various features.
CitationParekh, P. K. (1980). Giant-cell tumour of the tendon sheath: Review of iterature and report of a case. Medical Journal of Zambia. 14, (4)
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SubjectGiant Cell Tumor of Bone
Giant-cell tumours of the tendon sheath (syn. Pigmented villonodular tecosynovitis or fibrous xanthoma) of a long thumb flexor is presented.