Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 2

Calcitonin Protocol Therapy for a Treatment of a Bone Giant Cell Tumor in Childhood: A Case Report

Khaled Kamoun1*, Imed Mdhafer1, Khaled Khelil1, Faten Farah2 and Mourad Jenzri1

1Pediatric Orthopedics Department, KASSAB Institute, El Manar University Tunis
2Pathology Department, KASSAB Institute, El Manar University Tunis

*Corresponding Author: Khaled Kamoun, Pediatric Orthopedics Department, KASSAB Institute, El Manar University Tunis.

Received: December 06, 2022; Published: January 13, 2023

Abstract

Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are rare tumors and represent 5 to 10% of all primary bone tumors. Those tumors are rare before skeletal maturity (1.7-2.5%). They appear as an expansile lytic lesions involving the metaphyso-epiphyseal area of long bones. We report a metaphyso-epiphyseal upper tibia location in a 13-year-old boy treated by curettage followed by calcitonin protocol injections with 13 years follow-up.
Skeleton GCTs are highly uncommon in pediatric age group. Calcitonin therapy for GCTs in children has not been reported in the literature. This protocol can be an interesting alternative treatment for these tumor locations.

Keywords: Giant Cell Tumors; Pediatrics; Calcitonin; Tumor

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Citation

Citation: Khaled Kamoun., et al. “Calcitonin Protocol Therapy for a Treatment of a Bone Giant Cell Tumor in Childhood: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.2 (2023): 37-40.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Khaled Kamoun., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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