MRI sequence and characteristic features in 'Giant Cell Tumor' of clivus

K. V.N. Dhananjaya, Muralidhar Pai, Ajit Mahale, Kausalya Kumari Sahu

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Giant cell tumours of the clivus are rare. These tumours present in the second and third decades of life and they are slightly more frequent in women than in men. We are presenting a case of a 20 years young patient who came with the complaints of headache, retro-orbital pain and recurrent transient bleeding from the nose since two and half months. MRI of the brain with contrast was done and its features were suggestive of a Giant cell tumour of the clivus. A transnasal endoscopic biopsy was done under general anaesthesia and the histopathology report suggested that the features were of a giant cell tumour. Excision of the mass was done by Transnasal endoscopy. Post operatively, the patient did not recover from the lateral rectus palsy which was there on the right side. The patient was discharged with an advice of a follow up and radiotherapy. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be effective as adjuvant treatments. Even though a recurrence usually occurs within 4 years of the initial treatment, these patients will need to be carefully followed for the remainder of their lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1200
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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