Case Report

Giant cell-rich osteosarcoma of the lumbar spine – A rare entity

Tushar Kalekar, Ojasvi Sharma, Sayali Paidlewar, Ankita Pandey, Eshan C. Durgi
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 28, No 1 | a2839 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v28i1.2839 | © 2024 Tushar Kalekar, Ojasvi Sharma, Sayali Paidlewar, Ankita Pandey, Eshan C. Durgi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 December 2023 | Published: 09 May 2024

About the author(s)

Tushar Kalekar, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India
Ojasvi Sharma, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India
Sayali Paidlewar, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India
Ankita Pandey, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India
Eshan C. Durgi, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India

Abstract

Giant cell-rich osteosarcoma (GCRO) is a rare variant of osteosarcoma. A significant diagnostic hurdle is presented by the lesion’s uncommon appearance on histopathology. This report presents a case of a 59-year-old female patient diagnosed with GCRO.

Contribution: While it is extremely difficult to distinguish GCRO from malignant giant cell tumour, it is important to do so because of the difference in prognosis and management. Distinctive anatomy of the lumbar spine increases the risks associated with surgical excision.


Keywords

osteosarcoma; giant cell; lumbar spine; lumbo-sacral; spinal tumour.

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