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Current Issue - November 2022, Volume 16, Issue No. 3

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Grade 3 Giant Cell Tumour of the Distal Humeral Epiphysis Treated with Intralesional Curettage, High Speed Burring and Bone Grafting: A Case Report


Giant cell tumours of bone are benign but locally aggressive neoplasms involving the epi- and metaphysis of long bones. Tumours of the distal humeral epiphysis with cortical disruption and invasion into the joint and the soft tissues are rare and generally treated with wide resection and joint reconstruction. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman in whom such a tumour was successfully treated with intralesional curettage, high speed burring and autologous bone grafting. The patient underwent regular clinical and radiological follow-up. Ten years after the procedure she had no signs of tumour recurrence or degenerative changes, and she was pain free and had a normal elbow function.

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