Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 444–448

Multifocal metachronous giant cell tumor in a 15-year-old boy

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-004-1346-x

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Stratil, P.G. & Stacy, G.S. Pediatr Radiol (2005) 35: 444. doi:10.1007/s00247-004-1346-x


We report a case of multifocal metachronous giant cell tumor (GCT) that involved the fibula, tibia, and sacrum of a 15-year-old boy. Multifocal GCT of bone presenting in children is an exceedingly rare phenomenon; however, there is evidence that multifocal GCT presents, on average, at a younger age than solitary GCT. Pediatric radiologists should be aware of this when encountering a single lesion with characteristic radiographic features of GCT and when encountering multiple lytic skeletal lesions.


Giant cell tumorMultifocal giant cell tumorMetachronous giant cell tumor

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Chicago HospitalsChicagoUSA