Beware the “giant cell tumour” of the distal radius
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The third most common site that giant cell tumours occur is the distal radius, with approximately 10% of cases occurring at that site. We report three cases where the imaging raised the possibility of giant cell tumours but biopsy has revealed an altogether more aggressive pathology. We believe biopsy is mandatory in presumed giant cell tumours, particularly those affecting the distal radius.
KeywordsDistal radius Sarcoma Giant cell tumour Biopsy
The authors wish to thank Dr. S. W. McCarthy and Mrs A. Baillie of the NSW Bone Tumour Registry.
Conflict of interest statement
No benefits have been received in support of this study.
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