What are giant cell tumours?

Giant cell tumours are derived from normal present cells in the limbs and commonly found in the upper limb. They predominantly arise form tendon sheaths. The most common presentation is as a benign GCT in the finger or hand. There is an association with PVNS. As they can get bigger they may cause symptoms, surgical excision is advised before its gets too large, after appropriate thorough investigation. Most can be detected with an ultrasound from our specialist Sarcoma radiologist. Some will require further assessment, with a MRI scan.

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