Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath

Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath
Histopathology of giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath arising in hand finger. Hematoxylin and eosin stain.
Classification and external resources
Specialty oncology, rheumatology
ICD-10 D21 (ILDS D21.M30)
ICD-9-CM 727.02
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Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath, also known as giant-cell synovioma and localized nodular tenosynovitis,[1] is a firm lesion, measuring 1 to 3 cm in diameter, and is most commonly attached to the tendons of the fingers, hands, and wrists, with a predilection for the flexor surfaces.[1][2] Giant-cell tumor of tendon sheaths most often affect the wrist and fingers of males and females from the ages of 20-50 . These tumors are typically painless and can cause cortical erosion. Surgery to remove the tumor is a common treatment, though the tumors tend to recur.

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  1. 1 2 Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1820. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  2. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.

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