GCT of proximal phalanx of ring finger: A case report
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Special Issue: Bone and Soft Tissue
Volume 40, Issue S2, pages E165–E168, August 2012
How to Cite
Khare, P., Kishore, B., Gupta, R. J., Vanita and Dhal, A. (2012), GCT of proximal phalanx of ring finger: A case report. Diagn. Cytopathol., 40: E165–E168. doi: 10.1002/dc.21715
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 1 JAN 2011
- giant-cell tumor;
- phalanx of hand;
- fine-needle aspiration cytology
Giant-cell tumor (GCT) of bone arising from phalanx of a finger is extremely rare. Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in their study on 900 treated cases of GCT from 1947–1997 reported only 0.9% incidence of GCT in bones of the hand. There was no case of GCT of the phalanges in that series. We report here a case of GCT of bone arising from phalanx of finger because of its very unusual location. The tumor was diagnosed on the basis of fine-needle aspiration cytology and confirmed by histopathology. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2012. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.