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Table 3 Recurrence rates after different surgical treatment of giant cell tumors of bone

From: Pulmonary metastasis of giant cell tumor of bones

Study (Author/year) Number of patients Wide resection Intralesional curettage Intralesional curettage + regional burring Intralesional curettage + PMMA
Klenke et al. 2011 [35] 118 5 N/A 32 + phenol + burrin:15
Errani et al. 2010 [32] 349 12 N/A 18  
Balke et al. 2008 [37] 214 0 140 47 +phenol: 38
Kivioja et al. 2008 [11] 294 12 51 N/A 22
Knochentumoren 2008 [52] 256 2 49 N/A +phenol:69
Malek et al. 2006 [56] 40 N/A N/A 33 N/A
McGough et al. 2005 [57] 183 N/A 46 N/A N/A
Prosser et al. 2005 [40] 137 0 N/A N/A +burring: 21
Su et al. 2004 [41] 87 3 N/A N/A +phenol: 18
Turcotte et al. 2002 [55] 186 34 N/A N/A +phenol + burring:55
Blackley et al. 1999 [43] 59 N/A N/A 12 N/A
Campanacci et al. 1987 [1] 280 0 27 N/A 8
McDonald 1986 [45] 146 7 N/A 34 N/A
  1. Results from the current literature implies that the recurrence ratio of GCT is: Intralesional curettage > Intralesional curettage + regional burring > Intralesional curettage + local adjuvants + PMMA > Wide resection.