A case report. Tenosynovial giant cell tumour in the tendon of extensor digitorium longus

Foot (Edinb). 2021 Jun:47:101775. doi: 10.1016/j.foot.2021.101775. Epub 2021 Jan 23.


Soft tissue lesions found within the foot and ankle can vary in their origin. Tenosynovial giant-cell tumours (TSGCT) are quoted as rare in their presentation yet also reported to be the sixth most common benign lesion in the foot. This article presents a case report following the patient journey suffering with a TSGCT of the fourth toe. From initial consultation, to further investigation with advanced imaging to a final decision on surgical excision following consideration of conservative management.

Keywords: Foot; Giant cell tumour; Soft tissue lesion; Surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ankle
  • Ankle Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Ankle Joint / surgery
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath* / diagnostic imaging
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Tendons / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendons / surgery
  • Toes