Pictorial review: giant cell tumours of bone

Clin Radiol. 1998 Jul;53(7):481-9. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(98)80166-9.


Giant cell tumour of bone is a relatively common neoplasm with limited potential for metastatic spread. These tumours usually occur at the ends of bones with their epicentre in the epiphysis. This essay will review the various common and some of the less frequently encountered manifestations of giant cell tumours at multiple different sites, as well as postoperative recurrence. Different imaging modalities including plain film, tomography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are shown.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone and Bones / pathology
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / diagnosis*
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / pathology
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed