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Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath Around the Foot and Ankle

A Report of Three Cases and a Literature Review

Gauresh Vargaonkar MS(Ortho)1, Vikramadittya Singh MS(Ortho)1, Sumit Arora MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), MNAMS2, Abhishek Kashyap MS(Ortho)1, Vikas Gupta MS(Ortho)1, Geetika Khanna MD(Path)1, and Ramesh Kumar MS(Ortho)1
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  • 1 Central Institute of Orthopaedics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.
  • | 2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
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The foot and ankle are rare sites of involvement for giant cell tumor of tendon sheath. We present three rare cases of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath arising from the tendon sheaths of the flexor hallucis longus, peroneus brevis, and extensor hallucis brevis tendons, along with a literature review of such cases in the foot and ankle region. All of the patients were treated with surgical excision of the mass and were asymptomatic after minimum follow-up of 18 months. Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath involving the foot and ankle region is a rare clinical entity, and good results can be expected after surgical excision.

Corresponding author: Sumit Arora, MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), MNAMS, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 110002, India. (E-mail: mamc_309@yahoo.co.in)