Giant cell tumor of the capitate: an unusual case with 10 years follow-up

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Duman S., SOFU H., Camurcu Y., Gursu S., Oke R.

SICOT-J, vol.1, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/sicotj/2015018
  • Journal Name: SICOT-J
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


Giant cell tumor of the small bones, particularly the carpal bones of the hand, is exceedingly rare. We present a case report of giant cell tumor of the capitate in a 24 year-old female with 10 years postoperative follow-up. Although carpal bones are extremely unusual location, orthopedic surgeons should always keep in mind that differential diagnosis must include giant cell tumor of bone whenever an expansile osteolytic lesion with well-defined but nonsclerotic margins is identified in a young adult with closed physes.