Trabecular Metal Augmented Reconstruction of Acetabular Defect after Removal of Periacetabular Giant Cell Tumors in A Young Male: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Case Report | Volume 7 | Issue 3 | JBST September – December 2021 | Page 8-12 | Apurv Gabrani, Hitesh Dawar, Surbhit Rastogi, Deepak Raina. DOI:0.13107/jbst.2021.v07i03.57

Author: Apurv Gabrani [1], Hitesh Dawar [1], Surbhit Rastogi [1], Deepak Raina[1]

[1] Department of Orthopedic, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Apurv Gabrani,
Department of Orthopedic, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.


Introduction: Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are benign, epiphyseal, locally aggressive bone tumors. Pelvic GCTs are sparingly encountered and present a challenging scenario for the surgeon to not only diagnose but also to treat appropriately. Multiple treatment options are available as per the literature but no single approach is universally accepted. Moreover, due to the complex anatomy of the pelvis, novel treatment options have also been tried.
Case Report: A 30-year-old male presented to the outpatient clinic with complaints of gradually progressive dull aching pain in his right hip for 6 months. On radiological investigation, he was found to have a lytic lesion in the right periacetabular region. Image-guided biopsy revealed GCT on histopathological examination. The final management included extended curettage of the tumor and reconstruction of the remaining defect with trabecular metal (TM) augment supplemented with reconstruction plate. The patient resumed full activity and remains asymptomatic and disease free at 5 years follow-up.
Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case for the use of TM augment in reconstruction of bone defect following curettage for GCT in pelvis.

Keywords: Giant cell tumor pelvis, trabecular metal, acetabular reconstruction.


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How to Cite this article: Gabrani A, Dawar H, Rastogi S, Raina D | Trabecular metal augmented reconstruction of acetabular defect after removal of periacetabular giant cell tumors in a young male: A case report with review of literature. | Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors | Sep-Dec 2021; 7(3): 8-12.

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