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Giant cell reparative granuloma of the scapula: report of a case and literature review

  • Andrea Angelini
  • Elisa Pagliarini
  • Elisa Belluzzi
  • Rocco Cappellesso
  • Pietro Ruggieri
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Abstract

Giant cell reparative granulomas (GCRGs) are non-neoplastic inflammatory lesions, usually observed in the maxilla, mandible or small bones of the hands and feet. These lesions present a wide range of morphology and the misinterpretation with other giant cell lesions can often occur. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with GCRG in the left scapula, presenting some uncommon features: the location (scapula) and age at presentation, the lack of underlying bone disease such as Paget’s disease or fibrous dysplasia, the large aggressive expansile aspect of the lesion. This was a therapeutic study, level IV (case series with no or a historical control group).

Keywords

Aneurysmal bone cyst Giant cell tumor Curettage Hand Benign tumor Differential diagnosis Treatment 

Notes

Authors’ contributions

Conception and design of the study (AA, PR).

Acquisition of data (AA, EP, RC).

Analysis and interpretation of data (EP, EB).

Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content (AA, EP, RC).

Final approval of the version to be submitted (AA, PR).

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

Each author certifies that he or she has no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements) that may pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

Ethical review board statement

Each author certifies that his/her institution has approved the reporting of this case and that all investigations were conducted in conformity with ethical principles of research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic OncologyUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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