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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 ( November, 2017 ) > List of Articles


Giant-cell tumour of proximal radius in a 50-year-old female with wrist drop: a rare case report

Anshul Dahuja, Rashmeet Kaur, Shiraz Bhatty, Simmi Garg, Kapil Bansal, Mandeep Singh

Keywords : Arthrodesis, Giant-cell tumour, Proximal radius, Sub-chondral bone, TENS (titanium elastic nail system)

Citation Information : Dahuja A, Kaur R, Bhatty S, Garg S, Bansal K, Singh M. Giant-cell tumour of proximal radius in a 50-year-old female with wrist drop: a rare case report. 2017; 12 (3):193-196.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-017-0281-y

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Giant-cell tumour is a locally aggressive tumour of long bones of epiphyseal region commonly occurring in adults aged 20–40 years. Most common location is distal femur, proximal tibia, and distal radius. Different treatment options being used are curettage with bone graft or bone cement, resection with arthrodesis, reconstruction, radiation, and chemotherapy. We are reporting a case of giant-cell tumour of right proximal radius in a 50-year-old female with posterior interosseous nerve palsy. It is very rare, and only four cases have been reported in the literature. It was treated by wide margin resection with fibular grafting, titanium elastic nail system along with cancellous bone graft reconstruction.

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