Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-3616
ALVES, Marcelo de Pinho Teixeira. Excision of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath with bone involvement by means of double access route: case report. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.1, pp. 101-106. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162011000100020.
Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath are common lesions and are the second most frequent tumors in the hand, after synovial cysts. They are diagnosed by means of clinical examination and complementary examinations (simple radiography and magnetic resonance). Erosion and invasion of the phalangeal bone affected may be seen on radiological examination. Magnetic resonance may show a "fluorescent or radiant effect" may be observed, caused by the high quantity of hemosiderin inside the tumor. Surgical treatment is the commonest practice, and complete excision is important for avoiding recurrence of the tumor, especially when bone invasion is observed on imaging examinations, which is generally related to greater tumor recurrence. In this paper, a case of a giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath in the middle phalanx of the third finger of a 45-year-old female patient is presented. This was successfully treated by means of surgery using a double access route (dorsal and volar).
Palabras llave : Giant Cell Tumors; Bone and Bones; Radiography; Magnetic Resonance.