ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
Giant Cell Tumor of the Rib
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Anestezi ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2006; 38: 134-136

Key Words: Giant cell tumor, Rib, Surgery

Giant cell tumors of the bone are approximately 5% of all bone neoplasms. They place around the epiphysis of long bones in 75-90% of patients following after skeletal maturity. Only 0.5-0.6% of the giant cell tumor are located in the rib. We present a case of a 36-year-old woman with giant cell tumor in left fourth rib, which was partially excised. Although rare, giant cell tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the chest wall mass.

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