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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Giant cell tumour of first metacarpal bone
  1. Mohammad Shahid1,
  2. Manoranjan Varshney1,
  3. Veena Maheshwari1,
  4. Aysha Mubeen1,
  5. Kavita Gaur1,
  6. Mohammad Siddiqui2
  1. 1Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kavita Gaur, kavgaur{at}


Giant cell tumour (GCT) or osteoclastoma is a benign locally aggressive tumour with a tendency for local recurrence. 85–90% of cases occur in long bones; the sites most commonly affected being lower end of femur, upper end of tibia, lower end of radius and proximal humerus in descending order of frequency. Only 2% of GCT occurs in hand. GCT of bone accounts for 5% of all primary bone tumour. 80% of patients are above the age of 18 years, and it occurs commonly in adults between ages of 20 and 40 years. The authors report a case of GCT of first metacarpal which is very rare site for such tumour and only few cases reported in literature so far.

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