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June 1946

PULSATING BENIGN GIANT CELL TUMORS OF BONE: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

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Arch Surg. 1946;52(6):661-676. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1946.01230050670003

PULSATING tumors of bone present unusual difficulties both in differential diagnosis and in treatment. This applies particularly to the so-called pulsating benign giant cell tumor because of its resemblance to highly malignant tumors and its constant threat of malignant transformation. The surprisingly few reported cases warrant the accumulation of all the available data in order to obtain more information concerning the nature of this lesion and its proper treatment. For this reason, an additional case is reported in detail and the literature is reviewed.

REPORT OF A CASE  M. S., a white youth aged 20, was admitted to the surgical "A" service of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital Aug. 12, 1942, with the chief complaint of a lump just below the left knee.In April 1942, while working, the patient sprained his left ankle but received no injury to the knee. The pain disappeared after one month, after treatment by

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