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GONZALEZ CARDONA, Yamily  y  RIVERA GONZALEZ, Mayda Bárbara. Presentation of a Patient with Giant Cell Osseous Tumor. CCM [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.518-522. ISSN 1560-4381.

The giant cell osseous tumor, TCCG, is a true neoplasm, common in long bones, but very rare in the jaws, it is confirmed that those tumors of head and neck constitute only 2% of them. It appears as a friable mass, grayish red, accompanied by hemorrhagic areas without capsules or precise limits. Its growth can be fast and aggressive, causing increased volume, bone destruction and pain, or asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on routine radiography. Its name comes from the histological appearance, it is made as giant cells found in spindle cell stroma and contain about 40-50 nuclei, which are arranged regularly in the central area with a free cytoplasm at the periphery. A 49-year-old male patient was reported in this paper, with an asymptomatic lesion approximately of one year of evolution. The patient was referred from the health area with a grayish red mass in the hard palate. Complementary examinations and punch biopsy showed a TCCG. Exeresis and dimensional plasty of the lesion were performed. At present, the patient is followed up in medical consultation.

Palabras clave : giant cell tumor; neoplasia; mouth; maxillary.

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