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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Abstract

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
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

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Giant Cell Tumors
Skull Base
Hemosiderin
Osteoclasts
Giant Cells
Temporal Lobe
Skull
Neoplasms
Hemorrhage
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Tang, Jen Yang ; Wang, Chien-Kuo ; Su, Yu Chieh ; Yang, Sheau Fang ; Huang, Ming Yii ; Huang, Chih Jen. / MRI appearance of giant cell tumor of the lateral skull base : A case report. In: Clinical Imaging. 2003 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 27-30.
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MRI appearance of giant cell tumor of the lateral skull base : A case report. / Tang, Jen Yang; Wang, Chien-Kuo; Su, Yu Chieh; Yang, Sheau Fang; Huang, Ming Yii; Huang, Chih Jen.

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