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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 107-110

Iatrogenic giant cell tumor at bone graft harvesting site


1 Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMS, Rohtak, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Zile S Kundu
Department of Orthopaedics, 9J/31 Medical campus, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.106936

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30 year old female patient with giant cell tumor of the distal tibia initially treated at a peripheral nononcological center by curettage and autologous bone grafting from the ipsilateral iliac crest reported to us with local recurrence and an implantation giant cell tumor at the graft harvesting site which required extensive surgeries at both sites. The risk of iatrogenic direct implantation of tumor, often attributable to inadequate surgical planning or poor surgical techniques, and the steps to prevent such complication is reported here.


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