GCRG tumor| Volume 32, ISSUE 6, P887-892, July 2007

Alternative Surgical Treatment for Giant-Cell Reparative Granuloma in the Metacarpal, Using Phenol and Ethanol Adjuvant Therapy

      Giant-cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) or a solid variant of an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is an uncommon benign reactive lesion with a predilection for the small tubular bones of the hands and feet. Treatment usually involves wide resection or amputation because of unacceptable high recurrence rates after curettage. Adjuvant therapy usually is applied to reduce the recurrence of locally aggressive bone tumors. We report 2 cases of GCRG that were treated successfully with curettage, adjuvant phenol and ethanol, and autogenous bone grafting.

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