MRI appearance of giant cell tumor of the lateral skull base: A case report

Jen Yang Tang, Chien-Kuo Wang, Yu Chieh Su, Sheau Fang Yang, Ming Yii Huang, Chih Jen Huang

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The giant cell tumor is considered to be a locally aggressive benign tumor and has a low tendency toward distant metastasis. They are primarily present in the long bone and are rare in the skull. The osteoclast-like giant cells do not demonstrate mitotic activity and contain large numbers of nuclei. Herein, we described a case of giant cell tumor in the temporal lobe. Heterogenous enhancement is shown on CT imaging in solid areas of tumor. The appearance intermediate to high signal intensity on T1-weighted and very low signal intensity on T2-weighted MR imaging were due to the presence of hemosiderin from prior hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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