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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 32(6); 2002 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;32(6): 611-615.
Giant-cell Tumor of the Lumbar Spine: Case Report.
Kyung Hoon Hahn, Sang Gu Lee, Ju Ho Jeong, Chan Jong Yoo
Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon Medical School, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. nslsg@ghil.com
ABSTRACT
The authors report two cases of giant cell tumor in the lumbar spine. Giant cell tumor in the spine is histologically malignant tumor and recurrence is often even after the surgical excision. Two case of spinal giant cell tumor received total excision of the tumor with wide fixation. We have been following up and observing the two cases of patients with surgically treated giant cell tumor. From the two cases of experience, we could not find any recurrence of the tumor after operation and got the good clinical result with anterior and posterior fixation.
Key Words: Giant cell tumor; Recurrence; Total extirpation; Anterior and posterior approach
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