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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 250-253

Giant cell tumour of the clavicle: A rare presentation of a locally aggressive tumour


1 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Adewole Tayo Akinsulire
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_133_17

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We report a case of a 28-year-old female who presents with painless, progressively increasing left upper chest swelling of 6 months duration. Examination revealed a 20 by 10 cm firm mass arising from the clavicle. She was investigated and a diagnosis established based on the histological report. The tumour was excised with a wide margin and reconstruction done with an autogenous fibula graft. Full functional ability was restored in limb with the radiological union. After 5 years of regular follow-up, there was no evidence of recurrence and shoulder function remained excellent. The successful management of this patient shows wide local excision and reconstruction as an excellent surgical option in treating giant cell tumour of the clavicle.


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