Conventional Giant Cell Tumor of the Rib with Pulmonary Metastases: A Case Report and Review of Literature


1 Chronic Respiratory Disease Research Center,

2 Thoracic Oncology Department,

3 Department of Pathology,

4 Department of Thoracic Surgery, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C., TEHRAN-IRAN.


We report a 25-year-old female with a giant cell tumor originating from the anterior arc of the rib who presented with bilateral pulmonary metastases. She underwent extensive resection of the thoracic wall, attached right middle lobe and right upper lobe metastases. She was treated with Interferon-α-2b (INF) followed by systemic chemotherapy. After 23 months, she had no complaint and no significant disease progression was detected through imaging studies. (Tanaffos2010; 9(2): 64-68)