Pediatric Giant Cell Tumor

  • Etiology:
  • Imaging:
    — Location: epiphysis, abut articular surface, only occurs with closed growth plate
    — Lytic or blastic: lytic with non-sclerotic margin
    — Matrix:
    — Zone of transition: narrow
    — Periosteal new bone or cortical destruction:
    — Additionally:
  • DDX:
  • Complications:
  • Treatment:
  • Clinical:

Radiology Cases of Giant Cell Tumor

Radiograph of giant cell tumor of femur
AP radiograph of the knee shows growth plate fusion and a metaphyseal lesion that is lytic and expansile in appearance with a narrow zone of transition and no associated periosteal reaction.