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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 1999;4(2):258-263.
Published online January 1, 1999.
Giant Cell Tumors of the Tendon sheath in the Digit
Kwang Hyun Lee,Myung Ryool Park,Jae Min Lee,Kyoung Won Seo
수지에 발생한 건막 거대 세포종
We experienced 15 cases of giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath between February, 1990 and March, 1998. The mean follow up period was 3 years 9 months. Excision was performed in all patients, but 2 patients who had intraossous invasion had additional curettage and bone graft. We studied the symptoms, the period from onset of symptom to index operation, site, size, recurrence and radiologic result. All patients had painless mass except 3 patients including 2 who had intraosseous invasion had tenderness. The period from onset of symptom to index operation was 1 year 7 months. All tumors were occurred in the thumb and digits distal to the metacarphophalangeal joint. On preoperative radiograph, 3 patients had soft tissue swelling only and the remaining patients had radiolucency on simple radiograph and soft tissue swelling. One patient was recurred at 3 months after operation and reoperation was performed.

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