Which clinical history findings are characteristic of giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: James R Verheyden, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Giant cell tumors of the tendon sheath are usually painless masses that have been present for a long time. The reported duration of symptoms ranges from weeks to as long as 30 years. These tumors usually cause no symptoms, except for occasional distal numbness; however, mild disability may result from impaired function of the digit secondary to the size of the lesion.


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