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Case Reports in Dentistry - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 1945907, 5 pages -

Case Report

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Tamil Nadu, India

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 24 September 2016; Accepted 25 October 2016

Academic Editor: Luis M. J. Gutierrez

Copyright © 2016 Ramalingam Suganya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Giant cell tumor GCT of bone is a giant-cell-rich bony lesion associated with abundant multinucleated osteoclast-type giant cells. It is a primary neoplasm of bone with characteristic clinical, radiological, and pathological features. It is an expansive and lytic lesion without periosteal reaction and prominent peripheral sclerosis. Giant cells are also seen in other diseases like giant cell granuloma of the jaws, traumatic bone cyst, aneurysmal bone cyst, and jaw tumor of hyperparathyroidism. We present a unique case of GCT of palate in a 30-year-old female.

Author: Ramalingam Suganya, Narasimhan Malathi, Harikrishnan Thamizhchelvan, Subramaniam Ramkumar, and G. V. V. Giri



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