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Year : 1973  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

‘Benign' Giant-Cell Tumour Of Patella With Extensive Bilateral Pulmonary Metastasis



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Giant-cell tumour is regarded as one of the most confusing of bone tumours. In the past many other conditions, which are now known as “giant cell variants”, were included under this heading. Because of this, the giant-cell tumour gave the impression of a ‘benign’ lesion. The giant-cell tumour occurring in patella is extremely rare. Cameron (1955), compiling the reports of various authors reported only 24 recorded cases of giant-cell tumour of patella. The case reported below illustrates both the aspects mentioned above.


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