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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

Giant cell tumour of extensor tendon sheath: Preventing recurrence


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, KIMS, Hubli, India
2 Orthopaedics, JNMC, Belgaum, India
3 Anaesthesia, JNMC Belgaum, India
4 Hospital Administrator, JNMC Belgaum, India

Correspondence Address:
S S Shirol
Department of Plastic Surgery, KIMS, Hubli
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.105928

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Giant Cell Tumour of tendon sheath is relatively rare tumour with an overall incidence of around 1 in 50,000 individuals. Marginal excision of giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath is the treatment of choice. It is also the commonest hand lesion to recur after excision. The incidence of local recurrence is high, ranging from 9-44%. Here we present a case report of a giant cell tumour of extensor tendon sheath in hand which was successfully treated with special emphasis on ways of prevention of recurrence.


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