Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2013 Oct;46(5):377-379. 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.5.377.

Giant Cell Tumor Arising from Anterior Arc of the Rib

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Korea. med7695@naver.com

Abstract

A primary giant cell tumor of the rib is very rare. The most common site of a giant cell tumor arising from the rib is the posterior arc. A giant cell tumor arising from the anterior arc of the rib is extremely rare. The treatment of a giant cell tumor of the rib is not well defined. Generally, a complete surgical resection is performed in a patient with a primary giant cell tumor of the rib. We report a case of a giant cell tumor arising from the anterior arc of the rib that was treated with a wide excision and chest wall reconstruction.

Keyword

Bone neoplasms; Giant cell tumors; Ribs
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