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Disease or Condition — Cancer, Tumors, and Abnormal Cell Growth:
giant cell tumor of bone

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Description

A bone giant cell tumor is a type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that typically affects the long bones of the body, such as the thigh bone (femur) or the shin bone (tibia). It is characterized by the presence of large, abnormal cells called giant cells, which are formed by the fusion of several normal cells. These tumors can cause pain and swelling in the affected area, and may also lead to bone destruction and deformity. Treatment typically involves surgical removal of the tumor, and may also include radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Synonyms
  • bone giant cell tumor
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • bone pain

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