Giant cell tumor of the uterus: Case report and response to chemotherapy

Keith M Skubitz, J. Carlos Carlos

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Background: Giant cell tumor (GCT) is usually a benign but locally aggressive primary bone neoplasm in which monocytic macrophage/ osteoclast precursor cells and multinucleated osteoclast-like giant cells infiltrate the tumor. The etiology of GCT is unknown, however the tumor cells of GCT have been reported to produce chemoattractants that can attract osteoclasts and osteoclast precursors. Rarely, GCT can originate at extraosseous sites. More rarely, GCT may exhibit a much more aggressive phenotype. The role of chemotherapy in metastatic GCT is not well defined. Case presentation: We report a case of an aggressive GCT of the uterus with rapidly growing lung metastases, and its response to chemotherapy with pegylated-liposomal doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and bevacizumab, along with a review of the literature. Conclusion: Aggressive metastasizing GCT may arise in the uterus, and may respond to combination chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number46
JournalBMC Cancer
StatePublished - Mar 14 2007


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