Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath

Abhishek Singh, Nagendra Yadav, Bharat Bhushan Dogra, Ashutosh Singh


Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath (GCTTS) is the second most common benign tumour affecting hand after ganglion. The tumor generally affects individuals between the age of 30 and 50 years, and is found more often in women than men. The etiological factors responsible for GCTTS are unclear. Some authors consider it as an inflammatory process arising as a consequence of chronic antigenic stimulation. Local excision with or without radiotherapy is the treatment of choice. We recently encountered two cases of Giant cell tumor involving tendon sheath of ring finger in one case and thumb in another case. Both were managed surgically with good results. There has been no evidence of recurrence till date in the follow up varying from 3-6 months. 


Flexor tendon, Giant cell tumor, Tendon sheath

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