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Vol. 97. Issue 5.
Pages 289 (May 2019)
Vol. 97. Issue 5.
Pages 289 (May 2019)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cireng.2019.04.005
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Giant Cell Tumor of the Superior Maxilla
Tumor de células gigantes de maxilar superior
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Jorge Luna-Abantoa,b,
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, Erick Gonzales Laguadoc
a Departamento de Cirugía Oncológica, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, Peru
b Escuela de Posgrado, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
c Departamento de Cirugía de Cabeza y Cuello, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima, Peru
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A 37-year-old woman presented with a fast-growing mass in the left nasolabial region that had been developing over the previous 9 months. Computed tomography scan with contrast of the facial bones showed a solid, homogeneous lesion with partially defined margins, dependent on the left upper maxilla (Figs. 1 and 2).

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Biopsy of the tumor identified the mass as a giant cell tumor (GCT). GCT of the bone are lesions characterized by the presence of multinucleated giant cells and represent 4% of all bone tumors. Only 2% originate in the craniofacial skeleton; maxillary tumors are exceptional. Standard treatment is surgical resection.

Please cite this article as: Luna-Abanto J, Gonzales Laguado E. Tumor de células gigantes de maxilar superior. Cir Esp. 2019;97:289.

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