Vertebral Giant Cell Tumor: Diagnosis Difficulties and Therapeutics’ Challenges
Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 16-20
Received: Apr. 9, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 9, 2014; Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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Kherfani Abdelhakim, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
Amri Khalil, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
Hachem Mahjoub, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
Abid Leila, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
Bouaziz Mouna, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
Mestiri Mondher, Orthopaedic Institute of MT Kassab, Tunisia
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Abstract
Giant cell tumor remains one of the most controversial and discussed bone tumors. Its diagnosis may be very difficult especially in vertebral localization as it requires a careful study of the pathology tissue. The authors report a series of four patients, treated in the MT Kassab orthopaedic Institute for vertebral giant cell tumor (GCT), with different clinical presentation and therapeutic strategies. By presenting those cases we point to surgical and medical treatments’ difficulties and the challenge of avoiding local recurrence and distant metastasis of this tumor.
Keywords
Giant Cell Tumor, Spine Surgery, Metastasis, MRI, Bisphosphonates
To cite this article
Kherfani Abdelhakim, Amri Khalil, Hachem Mahjoub, Abid Leila, Bouaziz Mouna, Mestiri Mondher, Vertebral Giant Cell Tumor: Diagnosis Difficulties and Therapeutics’ Challenges, Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 16-20. doi: 10.11648/j.jctr.20140202.12
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