Giant Cell Tumor of Second and Third Metatarsals and a Simplified Surgical Technique: Report of Two Cases

Yurdoglu C., Altan E., Tonbul M., Ozbaydar M. U.

JOURNAL OF FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY, vol.50, no.2, pp.230-234, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/j.jfas.2010.10.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.230-234
  • Keywords: biopsy, foot, metatarsus, neoplasm, surgery, tumor, BONE, FOOT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Giant cell tumor (GCT) is a rare benign tumor that often arises in tendon sheath as well as long bones of the lower extremity in adults, although localization in the metatarsus is rare. In this report, the authors describe the rare case of GCT localized to the third metatarsal GCT in a skeletally mature 17-year-old girl, and also describe the results of distal metatarsal resection with Kirschner wire stabilization for the treatment of this condition. (C) 2011 by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. All rights reserved.