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IJHSR. 2016; 6(11): 343-345

Giant Cell Tumour of Tendon Sheath of Hand.

Vijay Chandar R, Chethan Kumar R, Vilas BN.

Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath is a rare soft tissue tumour with incidence of 1 in 50,000, it is a benign solitary firm soft tissue tumour which is extra articular with predilection to females 2:1.It presents in3rd-5th decade with slow growing localized swelling with or without pain
Case Report: A 50 year old male came to the outpatient department with chief complaint of swelling in right index finger and inability to move pip joint since 2yrs and pain since 15 days On Local examination revealed well defined tender mobile non fluctuant swelling x-ray showed no bony erosion and Ultrasound showed solitary firm solid mass without intra articular extension
Conclusion: Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath is a rare benign soft tissue tumour which is usually painless and extra articular should be considered as a differential diagnosis in swelling of hand and fingers. Definitive diagnosis is by histopathological examination and treatment is complete excision with recurrence rate is 10-20 %.

Key words: Giant cell tumour of tendon sheath, hand, extra articular.

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