Custom made tumor-prosthesis as a primary treatment for giant cell tumor of femur--case report

Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. Jan-Feb 2011;13(1):73-81. doi: 10.5604/15093492.933794.
[Article in English, Polish]


The article presents the case of a 41-year-old patient with a tumor of the distal third of left femur. Following extended radiological diagnostic work-up, MR, and an open biopsy, the diagnosis of a giant cell tumor was made. In view of the patient's clinical status, diagnostic work-up, and considerable tumor size, the decision was made to resect the tumour and use a primary custom-made endoprosthesis. A good clinical outcome was achieved. Even with the extended diagnostic work-up, the determination of tumor malignancy still posed a diagnostic problem.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Femur / surgery*
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male