Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine: Case report and review of the literature

Cargill Herley Alleyne, R. W. Haid, Jr Rodts G.E., V. H. Nassar

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Objective and importance: Giant-cell tumor of the spine is relatively rare and has been infrequently reported above the sacrum. We describe the presentation and treatment of a case of giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine. A review of the English literature is presented. Clinical presentation: This patient presented with the history of a breast carcinoma, progressive radicular thoracic pain and a pathologic fracture consistent with probable metastatic disease. Intervention: Details of the surgical procedure are provided. Conclusion: This case report clearly illustrates that the diagnosis of giant-cell tumor of the spine may rest heavily on the histology since the history may be misleading and the radiography may be non-specific. A review of the English literature revealed 207 cases of giant cell tumor involving the spine. The characteristics of these cases are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalNeuro-Orthopedics
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Giant Cell Tumors
Spine
Thorax
History
Sacrum
Spontaneous Fractures
Chest Pain
Radiography
Histology
Breast Neoplasms
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Bone tumor
  • Giant-cell tumor
  • Osteoclastoma
  • Spinal neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Alleyne, C. H., Haid, R. W., Rodts G.E., J., & Nassar, V. H. (1997). Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine: Case report and review of the literature. Neuro-Orthopedics, 21(1), 13-25.

Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine : Case report and review of the literature. / Alleyne, Cargill Herley; Haid, R. W.; Rodts G.E., Jr; Nassar, V. H.

In: Neuro-Orthopedics, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 13-25.

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Alleyne, CH, Haid, RW, Rodts G.E., J & Nassar, VH 1997, 'Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine: Case report and review of the literature', Neuro-Orthopedics, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 13-25.
Alleyne CH, Haid RW, Rodts G.E. J, Nassar VH. Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine: Case report and review of the literature. Neuro-Orthopedics. 1997 Jan 1;21(1):13-25.
Alleyne, Cargill Herley ; Haid, R. W. ; Rodts G.E., Jr ; Nassar, V. H. / Giant-cell tumor of the thoracic spine : Case report and review of the literature. In: Neuro-Orthopedics. 1997 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 13-25.
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