Giant Cell Tumor of Calcaneum– A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 53-55| Abdul Rahman, VinodKumar B.P, C.S.Vikraman

Authors: Abdul Rahman [1], VinodKumar B.P [1], C.S.Vikraman [1]

[1] Department Of Orthopedics, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. VinodKumar B.P,
Govt. Medical College, Kollam, Kerala, India.


Introduction: The Prevalence of Giant Cell Tumour (GCT) at a typical locations, like such as bones of the feet are rare, seen in <1% of cases. GCT may have aggressive features, including cortical expansion or destruction with a soft-tissue component. Difficult diagnosis most often followed with complicated management and high recurrence rate remains a challenge that is rarely reported.
Presentation of case: We presented a case of a 35-year-old female lady with giant cell tumour of the left calcaneus. Discussion: Curettage with augmentation procedures like such as electric cautery and hydrogen peroxide washing and bone cement application was done. However, aggressive GCTs may require wide excision and reconstruction or may be amputation.
Keywords: GCT, Excision & Curettage, Densumab


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How to Cite this Article: Rahman A, VinodKumar B.P, Vikraman C. S | Giant Cell Tumor of Calcaneum–A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 53-55.

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