alexa Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath Mimicking Nodal Osteoarthritis

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Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath Mimicking Nodal Osteoarthritis

We would like to report an unusual presentation of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath (GCTTS) at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints of the hand. Giant cell tumors of tendon sheath are the second most common benign tumors of hand, simple ganglion cysts being the most common. Usual presentation is painless masses presenting for a long time. Occasionally they can cause distal numbness or mild disability secondary to the size of lesion. Peak age of occurrence is between 30 and 50 years, often seen in women than in men [1]. The etiology is unknown. There is a 50% association with trauma and the most widely accepted theory is that GCTTS is a reactive or regenerative hyperplasia associated with an inflammatory process [2].

Citation: Al-Jarallah K, Waheeb SA, Attia Y, Abraham M (2012) Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath Mimicking Nodal Osteoarthritis. J Arthritis 1:103. 

 
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