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Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2011 Jan-Feb;13(1):73-81.

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

[Article in English, Polish]

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Department of Clinical Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical University Hospital, Białystok.


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.

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