Sixty-eight surgical procedures of 58 patients with Giant Cell Tumor of Bone(GCT) were followed up over two years. The recurrence rate of GCT was Stage 1: 0 in 5, Stage 2: 15.4% in 39 and Stage 3: 37.5% in 24. It was significantly higher in Stage 3 than in Stage 2 (P < 0.05). The recurrence rate of GCT in Stage 2 was 30.8% in 13 intralesional curettage, and 0 in 17 wide or radical resection(P < 0.05). We conclude that the surgical staging of GCT has important value in predicting postoperative recurrence, in accurately evaluating the operative efforts and in guiding treatment, and that the operative type is a significant factor effecting on the recurrence of GCT.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Hunan yi ke da xue xue bao = Hunan yike daxue xuebao = Bulletin of Hunan Medical University|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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