[Giant-cell tumors of the tendon sheath involving the hand or the wrist: an analysis of 141 patients].

@article{Ozalp2004GiantcellTO,
  title={[Giant-cell tumors of the tendon sheath involving the hand or the wrist: an analysis of 141 patients].},
  author={Taçkin R Ozalp and H{\"u}seyin Serhat Yercan and Cengizhan Kurt and Oğuz Ozdemir and Erhan Coşkunol},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={120-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Giant-cell tumors of the tendon sheath localized in the hand or wrist were retrospectively reviewed with respect to diagnosis, surgical treatment, and postoperative complications. METHODS During a 21-year period, a total of 141 patients (83 females, 58 males; mean age 37.5 years; range 6 to 77 years) underwent surgery for 146 lesions that developed in the hand (n=134) or the wrist (n=12). Involvement was on the right side in 77 patients, and on the left side in 64 patients. The… CONTINUE READING