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Malignant giant cell tumour of distal ulna
  1. Sandeep Kumar Yadav1,
  2. Rajesh Kumar Rajnish2,
  3. Vimal Prakash1 and
  4. Aasma Nalwa3
  1. 1Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India
  2. 2Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  3. 3Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vimal Prakash; vimalprakash.1995{at}


Giant cell tumour (GCT) accounts for 5% of all primary bone tumours. GCT in the distal third of ulna is quite rare. We present a case of recurrent GCT in distal third of ulna with malignant features involving tenosynovium. The case was treated by wide resection of tumour and on follow up, patient recovered well with no evidence of further recurrence. Considering the features, according to the literature reviewed, is the first case of its type.

  • Orthopaedics
  • Oncology
  • Pathology

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: SKY, RKR, VP and AN. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: SKY.

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