Pre-Sacral Giant Cell Tumour Excision through Posterior Approach

Giant cell tumor (GCT) are well expansile, osteolytic lesion, with narrow transition zone at epiphysiometaphyseal region, commonly seen at ends of long bones accounting for approximately 5% of all primary bone tumors in adults. GCT in sacrum is the fourth commonest site after long end of bones, knee and radius, accounting for 1.7-8% of all GCTs. Primary sacral tumor is rare and have incidence rate of 1 in 46,000 hospital admissions according to Ross and 1 in 30,000 according to Dockerty. GCTs are more common in Asia about 20% when compared to 4-5% in West.

Giant Cell Tumour
Giant Cell Tumour

As per the World health Organization (WHO) GCT is termed as “an aggressive potentially malignant lesion. About 80% of GCTs have a benign course with a recurrence rate of 20%-50% out of which only 10% may undergo malignant transformation and 1%-4% gives rise to pulmonary metastases. They have also been reported to metastasize to regional lymph nodes, the mediastinum, pelvis scalp, bone and paraaortic nodes. Herein we report a case of GCT of sacrum in a 35 year old female patient who presented with dull aching pain with no radiation making it unlikely to diagnose.


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