Unusual presentation of giant cell tumor originating from a facet joint of the thoracic spine in a child: a case report and review of the literature

@inproceedings{Siribumrungwong2013UnusualPO,
  title={Unusual presentation of giant cell tumor originating from a facet joint of the thoracic spine in a child: a case report and review of the literature},
  author={Koopong Siribumrungwong and Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich and Anupong Nitiruangjaras},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Giant cell tumor of the synovium is a common benign lesion that frequently occurs at the tendon sheaths in the hand; it is usually found in adults over 30 years old. It is related to pigmented villonodular synovitis. Giant cell tumor of the synovium or pigmented villonodular synovitis has been described rarely in the axial skeleton especially in the thoracic vertebrae of a child. CASE PRESENTATION A previously healthy 7-year-old Thai girl presented with back pain and progressive… CONTINUE READING
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