Authors : Preeti Tiwari, Shankar diwanch, Ajit viswakarma, Sashikant Patne
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a peculiar distinctive tumour characterized by abundance of multinucleated giant cells dispersed throughout the stroma of mononuclear cells. Giant cell tumour is believed to be a low- grade variant of osteosarcoma.
Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are benign bone neoplasm arising from bone marrow. There are various reports of giant cell tumour of long bones but the jaw bones account for less than 1% of the lesion. Histological identification of GCTs is very difficult because this tumour is quite similar to other lesions like central giant cell granuloma; aneurysmal bone cysts unlike having larger, more nuclei and even distribution. We present a rare case of GCT of the mandible which occurred in a 29 year sdold male.
Keywords: Giant cell tumor, Mandibular swelling, Jaw tumor, Giant cell.