Atypical hip pain origin in a young athletic woman: A case report of giant cell Carcinoma

Yusuke Wakeshima, Mark Ellen

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Abstract

Primary bone tumors are infrequently encountered in a sports medicine practice. We describe a case in which a young athletic woman with a medical history significant for ulcerative colitis initially presented to our clinic with chronic hip pain. Her initial roentograms were negative for boney pathology and her history and examination were consistent with trochanteric bursitis. However, follow-up radiographs performed 9 months later showed a radiolucent mass that eventually, after open biopsy and histologic evaluation, was determined to be giant cell tumor. This case shows the importance of repeat radiographic studies in patients whose joint pain does not respond or responds slowly to conservative therapy, despite initial normal findings. It also establishes that radiographic findings do not always correlate with actual disease process, for this lesion was found to be giant cell carcinoma - a diagnosis contrary to the original diagnosis of clear cell chondrosarcoma that was suggested by radiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1472-1475
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume82
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Giant Cell Carcinoma
Sports
Hip
Bursitis
Giant Cell Tumors
Pain
Sports Medicine
Chondrosarcoma
Arthralgia
Ulcerative Colitis
Radiology
Chronic Pain
History
Pathology
Biopsy
Bone and Bones
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Bone neoplasms
  • Case report
  • Radiography
  • Rehabilitation

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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Atypical hip pain origin in a young athletic woman : A case report of giant cell Carcinoma. / Wakeshima, Yusuke; Ellen, Mark.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 82, No. 10, 01.01.2001, p. 1472-1475.

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