Riesenzelltumor im Brustkorb mit Ausdehnung zur Wirbelsäule: Fallbericht

Translated title of the contribution: Giant-cell tumor of the rib cage extending to the spine: Case report

Juan Francisco Blanco, Marcelo Jiménez, Diego Rendón, David Pescador, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Diego Garbossa, Pedro Berjano

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Purpose: We present the case of a patient with a giant cell tumor of the thoracic wall that invaded the thoracic spine. Material and methods: A giant cell tumor that affects the spine and the thoracic wall is very rare but can grow to a large size. We report a case of giant cell tumor of the left chest wall extending to the thoracic spine in a 28-year-old man. Positron emission tomography (PET) showed a tumor of 11?× 4?× 13?cm in size and the histopathology specimen of the first surgical procedure diagnosed a giant cell tumor. The tumor was treated by oblique osteotomy guided with pedicle wires. Results: A giant cell tumor was histologically confirmed following radical surgery. After 1 year of follow-up the patient was asymptomatic. There has been no recurrence of the tumor. Conclusion: The use of transpedicular Kirschner wires could be a good technical support for transpedicular oblique sagittal osteotomy.

Translated title of the contributionGiant-cell tumor of the rib cage extending to the spine: Case report
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2018


  • Neoplasm invasiveness
  • Osteotomy
  • Surgical procedures
  • Thoracic neoplasms
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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