Table 1: Published cases of giant cell tumors arising from anterior arc of the rib.

AuthorLocationSurgical specimen size (cm)a

Riddle et al. [8]5th anterior 5.0 × 5.0 × 4.5
Sakao et al. [9]5th (anterior?)5.8 × 5.2
Sakao et al. [9]2nd anterior6.0 × 3.5
Tavecchio et al. [10]11th
(entire floating rib)
7.0 × 6.0
Shin et al. [11]2nd anterior8.0 × 6.5 × 6.0
Sakao et al. [9]2nd anterior9.0 × 7.0 × 5.0
Al-Otaibi et al. [12]9th anterior9.5 × 6.5 × 3.0
Sakao et al. [9]4th anterior 10.0 × 7.0 × 5.0
Sakao et al. [9]3rd anterior11.0 × 12.0 × 13.0
Dehghan et al. [4]4th anterior12.5 × 10.5 × 5.7
Briccoli et al. [13]9th anterior/posterior13.0 × 11.0 × 2.5
Sakao et al. [9]4th anterior15.0 × 7.5 × 5.5
Cordeiro et al. [14]4th and 5th anterior 25.0 × 17.0

aIn our case report the giant cell tumor originated from the anterior aspect of the left 7th rib. The excised specimen measured 28.0 cm × 24.0 cm.