Giant Cell Tumor of Bone Presenting as Left Posteromedial Chest Wall Tumor
Nasser H, Dhanekula A, Abdulhak M, Mott M, and Hammoud ZT. Giant cell tumor of bone presenting as left posteromedial chest wall tumor. Ann Thorac Surg 2018;106(2):e89-e91.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Giant cell tumor is a relatively uncommon bone tumor rarely originating from the chest wall. Given its proximity to vital structures in the thoracic cavity, treatment options may be challenging. We report the case of a patient with a giant cell tumor of the posterolateral chest wall with invasion of the thoracic spine treated with neoadjuvant denosumab, followed by surgical resection.
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Biopsy, Large-Core Needle; Bone Neoplasms; Combined Modality Therapy; Denosumab; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Giant Cell Tumor of Bone; Humans; Image-Guided Biopsy; Neoadjuvant Therapy; Neoplasm Invasiveness; Radiography, Thoracic; Rare Diseases; Ribs; Shoulder Pain; Spinal Neoplasms; Thoracic Vertebrae; Thoracic Wall; Thoracoscopy; Thoracotomy; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Treatment Outcome