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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 174-175

Large giant cell tumor at dorsal spine with spinal instability


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1194

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Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are rare in the mobile spine above the sacrum that most frequently presents with pain and neurologic deficit depending on the site of involvement. Complete excision of GCTs with appropriate reconstruction for the preservation of spinal integrity is the treatment of choice. We report a case of GCT involving dorsal vertebrae of a female patient, who was treated by wide local excision of the tumor, reconstruction of spinal integrity with expandable interbody cage and posterior instrumentation for large D2 and D3 giant cell tumor. Histopathology confirmed it as GCT. After 1 year of follow-up, the patient is doing well without any evidence of local and distant tumor recurrence.


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