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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2012

Giant cell tumor of the distal ulna: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2012
Autoren:
Daniele Vanni, Andrea Pantalone, Elda Andreoli, Patrizio Caldora, Vincenzo Salini
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Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-6-143) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

DV was a major contributor in writing the manuscript and was involved in the bibliographic research. AP was involved in the bibliographic research and was also a major contributor in writing the manuscript. EA performed the surgery and was involved in the bibliographic research. PC performed the surgery and contributed in writing the manuscript. VS also performed the surgery and contributed in writing the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Several cases of long bone giant cell tumor have been reported in the literature. We report the case of a patient with a giant cell tumor in the distal ulna. This is very unusual, with a reported incidence of 0.45 to 6%.

Case presentation

A 17-year-old Colombian man presented with a painful swelling of the left wrist. After performing an instrumental examination, a diagnosis of distal ulna giant cell tumor was made. The tumor was treated with an intralesional curettage, phenol application and bone grafting.

Conclusions

This tumor may have a good prognosis if it is diagnosed early and radically treated. It is important to be aware of atypical cancer localizations in order to perform a proper diagnosis.

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