Aggressive Giant Cell Tumor of Bone in Elderly Female: an Unusual Age and Misdiagnosed on MRI as a Metastasis

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林炫佑(Husan-Yu Lin);謝國顯(Kuo-Hsien Hsieh);張祐剛(Yu-Kang Chang);陳玉珍(Yu-Chen Chen)

Key Words

diagnosis ; elderly ; magnetic resonance imaging ; 骨巨細胞瘤 ; 老年人 ; 核磁共振診斷



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

13卷2期(2019 / 12 / 01)

Page #

92 - 95

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

Background and purpose: Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone, a locally aggressive albeit benign neoplasm, accounts for 3%-8% of all primary bone tumors. Approximately 60%-70% of patients with GCTs of bone are 20-40 years of age, whereas GCTs are very rare in those above the age of 55 years. Although many case studies on GCTs have been published, extensive search of the literature reveals few reports of elderly patients with GCTs. One case series of ten elderly patients with GCT of bone has reported that there were no differences in the characteristics of GCTs including tumor location, radiographic features, and clinical course present the case of a 74-year-old female with aggressive GCT of the left femoral condyle with an extended lesion, which was misdiagnosed by imaging studies.

English Abstract


Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥衛生綜合