Giant cell reparative granuloma of the scapula: report of a case and literature review

Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Aug;48(8):1293-1298. doi: 10.1007/s00256-018-3132-0. Epub 2019 Jan 4.


Giant cell reparative granulomas (GCRGs) are non-neoplastic inflammatory lesions, usually observed in the maxilla, mandible or small bones of the hands and feet. These lesions present a wide range of morphology and the misinterpretation with other giant cell lesions can often occur. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with GCRG in the left scapula, presenting some uncommon features: the location (scapula) and age at presentation, the lack of underlying bone disease such as Paget's disease or fibrous dysplasia, the large aggressive expansile aspect of the lesion. This was a therapeutic study, level IV (case series with no or a historical control group).

Keywords: Aneurysmal bone cyst; Benign tumor; Curettage; Differential diagnosis; Giant cell tumor; Hand; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Bone Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Female
  • Granuloma, Giant Cell / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma, Giant Cell / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Scapula*