The relationship between surgical staging, pathologic grading, operative type and postoperative recurrence in giant cell tumor of bone

Zheng Dong, M. Long, H. Li, Y. Fu, H. Chen

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalHunan yi ke da xue xue bao = Hunan yike daxue xuebao = Bulletin of Hunan Medical University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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