Three cases of benign giant cell tumor with unusual imaging features

Ronald Swanger, Catherine Maldjian, Raj Murali, Michael Tenner

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Objective: Imaging findings for giant cell tumors (GCT) of the spine displaying aggressive characteristics have not been widely reported. Materials and methods: Patients with biopsy-proven GCT were included in the study. Three cases fulfilled these criteria. Results: MRI and CT demonstrated disc space involvement and vertebral body compression. Conclusion: Acute fracture, subluxation, and extension through the disc space have not been previously described and, while atypical for benign lesions, may in fact be typical for GCT of the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical
  • Compression fracture
  • Disc space
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Posterior subluxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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