The rare giant cell tumor of soft tissue An Indian perspective: Case report with review of the available Indian literature

  • Ananth Prabhu K. Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  • Saptarshi Paul Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
Keywords: giant cell tumor, histiocytoma, low malignant potential, mononuclear cells, multinucleated giant cells

Abstract

Primary giant cell tumors of soft tissue (GCT-ST) bearing a resemblance to giant cell tumors of bone, are rare but distinct entities, first described by Salm and Sissons in 1972, closely followed by Guccion and Enzinger.[1,2] The low malignant potential but high propensity of recurrence is well recognized. The tumor is very rare in India, with approximately ten cases having been reported. Here we report a case of a giant cell tumor of soft tissue in a 63 year old male that was managed by performing a wide excision.

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Author Biography

Saptarshi Paul, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
Senior resident, department of general surgery, Yenepoya medical college

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Published
2015-07-30
Section
Case Report