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Giant Cell Tumors (GCT) Tendon Sheath

“Giant Cell Tumors in the Tendon Sheath are tumors that attack the sheath or the synovium of the hand or fingers being the most common after the ganglion cysts. Mildly painful they interrupt working as they are quite large and have a trait of appearing yellowish brown clearly indicating their presence”, introspects Dr. Gupta regarding GCT Tendon Sheath.
With more than 25 years of experience and 18000 surgeries Dr. Gupta knows each and every condition of upper extremity like the back of his hand and his easy reassurance is enough to calm down the anxiety of the patients.

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“The unique feature of GCT are that they predominantly appear in the right hand and the patients are relatively the younger group i.e. from 30-50 years. Usually benign in nature they rarely turn malignant or recur. But like any other tumors the only treatment option is to extract them out completely by surgical excision.”

An MBBS and MS in Ortho with intrinsic further studies from Institute of Medical in Germany and USA he has selflessly served his patients in India at AIIMS, Fortis, The Medanta and presently designated as head of the shoulder and hand division at the Max Healthcare, he has been awarded for introducing revolutionary and international techniques in Indian surgery in the field of upper extremity.

“X-Ray or MRI bone is the only way to confirm or diagnose these tumors as they have no significant symptom except perhaps a bulge. Uncomplicated in nature they can be treated painlessly and easily”.

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Unperturbed by any complication Dr. Gupta is perhaps the most skilled and deft specialists in his field and patients can trust him to rejuvenate their impaired limbs back to normal without any complexities involved.

FAQ – GCT Tendon Sheath

What is GCT Tendon Sheath?

Giant Cell Tumors of the Tendon Sheath (GCTTS) are the most common hand and wrist tumors after the ganglion cysts which may sometimes erupt in the synovium rather than the tendon sheath. Being benign in nature and generally asymptomatic they grow in the soft tissues near the tendon and have a rare to mild recurrence trait (4 t0 40%).

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