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


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).

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Angelini, A., Pagliarini, E., Belluzzi, E. et al. Giant cell reparative granuloma of the scapula: report of a case and literature review. Skeletal Radiol 48, 1293–1298 (2019).

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