Giant cell tumour in the foot of a skeletally immature girl: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94014
Title:
Giant cell tumour in the foot of a skeletally immature girl: a case report.
Authors:
Baker, Joseph F; Perera, Anthony; Kiely, Paul D; Lui, Darren F; Stephens, Michael M
Affiliation:
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, Ireland. joseph.f.baker@gmail.com
Citation:
Giant cell tumour in the foot of a skeletally immature girl: a case report. 2009, 17 (2):248-50 J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)
Journal:
Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Issue Date:
Aug-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94014
PubMed ID:
19721166
Abstract:
We present a case of delayed diagnosis of a benign giant cell tumour (GCT) of the third metatarsal in a skeletally immature girl. The patient underwent en bloc excision of the tumour. The tumour had replaced the third metatarsal and had infiltrated the surrounding soft tissue and the second and fourth metatarsal bases. Deep, lateral and medial margins were all involved. A high index of suspicion is needed when evaluating any tumours of the foot, because the compact structure of the foot may delay diagnosis. Early detection is important for avoiding amputation, as the hindfoot and midfoot are classified as one compartment and radical resection is impossible to achieve. Tumours grow faster in the foot than in other bones. GCT in this location and age-group are rare and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a destructive bony lesion in skeletally immature patients.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Biopsy; Bone Neoplasms; Child; Diagnosis, Differential; Female; Giant Cell Tumor of Bone; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Metatarsal Bones; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
1022-5536

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joseph Fen
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorKiely, Paul Den
dc.contributor.authorLui, Darren Fen
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Michael Men
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10T10:01:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-10T10:01:14Z-
dc.date.issued2009-08-
dc.identifier.citationGiant cell tumour in the foot of a skeletally immature girl: a case report. 2009, 17 (2):248-50 J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)en
dc.identifier.issn1022-5536-
dc.identifier.pmid19721166-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/94014-
dc.description.abstractWe present a case of delayed diagnosis of a benign giant cell tumour (GCT) of the third metatarsal in a skeletally immature girl. The patient underwent en bloc excision of the tumour. The tumour had replaced the third metatarsal and had infiltrated the surrounding soft tissue and the second and fourth metatarsal bases. Deep, lateral and medial margins were all involved. A high index of suspicion is needed when evaluating any tumours of the foot, because the compact structure of the foot may delay diagnosis. Early detection is important for avoiding amputation, as the hindfoot and midfoot are classified as one compartment and radical resection is impossible to achieve. Tumours grow faster in the foot than in other bones. GCT in this location and age-group are rare and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a destructive bony lesion in skeletally immature patients.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBiopsy-
dc.subject.meshBone Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGiant Cell Tumor of Bone-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMetatarsal Bones-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleGiant cell tumour in the foot of a skeletally immature girl: a case report.en
dc.contributor.departmentCappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, Ireland. joseph.f.baker@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)en

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