Giant Cell Tumour of the Thoracic Spine

R Gee, LP Chan, C Keogh, PL Munk, JX O'Connell, T Chung, C Fisher

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:243-8

Giant cell tumours of the spine above the sacrum are rare, and may pose diagnostic and treatment difficulties. A patient with thoracic vertebral giant cell tumour in which soft tissue extension and proximity to the spine complicated management is described. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for determining the extent of disease, assisting preoperative management, and monitoring for recurrent disease.