Risk factors for pulmonary metastases from giant cell tumor of bone.

@article{Chan2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for pulmonary metastases from giant cell tumor of bone.},
  author={Chung Ming Chan and Zachary Adler and John David Reith and Charles Parker Gibbs},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2015},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={420-8}
}
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a rare, benign, aggressive bone tumor with an unusual capacity to metastasize to the lung. It was the goal of this study to identify patient and treatment-specific variables associated with the development of pulmonary metastases of GCT of bone. METHODS From 1980 to 2009, 291 patients with benign GCT of bone were treated at our institution, and 167 were followed for at least two years. Eleven (6.6%) of these 167 patients developed biopsy-confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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