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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 745292, 5 pages
Case Report

Nonepiphyseal Giant Cell Tumor of the Rib: A Case Report

1Radiology Department, “Tzaneion” General Hospital, 1 Afentouli and Zanni STR, 18536 Piraeus, Greece
2First Department of Surgery, “Tzaneion” General Hosptial, 1 Afentouli and Zanni STR, 18536 Piraeus, Greece

Received 16 August 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: J. De la Garza, M. Romkes, and H. Wang

Copyright © 2012 Hippocrates Moschouris et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of a 32-year-old female patient with a giant cell tumor originating in the middle part of the left 10th rib is presented. On X-rays and CT, the tumor caused a well-defined osteolysis with nonsclerotic borders. On MRI, it exhibited intermediate signal intensity on T1 sequences and central high signal and peripheral intermediate signal on T2 sequences. On contrast-enhanced MR images both central and peripheral-periosteal enhancement was noted. Thanks to its small size (  cm), the lesion was easily resected en bloc with a part of the affected rib. The patient is free of recurrence for 3 years after the operation.