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Giant cell tumour of EHL tendon sheath in young: a rare case report and review of the literature
  1. Subodh Kumar Pathak1,
  2. Abhijeet Ashok Salunke2,
  3. Jagandeep Singh Virk3 and
  4. Naveen Kumar1
  1. 1Orthopedics, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana, India
  2. 2The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  3. 3Orthopedic Oncosurgery, Paras Hospitals, Panchkula, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jagandeep Singh Virk; jaganvirk_09{at}


Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath also known as benign synovioma is a slow-growing benign tumour originating from tendon sheath, ligaments or bursa. We present a case of swelling over the left foot of 7-month duration in 11-year-old boy diagnosed as giant cell tumour of tendon sheath. There was an extensive pressure effect of tumour mass on the second metatarsal evident by scalloping. Local excision was planned and executed, and reduction in scalloping was evident at 26-month follow-up with no recurrence. We conclude that en bloc resection of tumour with a hydrogen peroxide lavage may result in a favourable prognosis without recurrence.

  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors SKP wrote the case report and reviewed the literature on the subject. AAS reviewed the drafts and added his contribution to the discussion. JSV and NK assisted with writing and editing the case report and the literature review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.