Mandible & maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions
Giant cell tumor

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 18 November 2019

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PubMed Search: Giant cell tumor mandible maxilla

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: giant cell tumor. website. Accessed May 31st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Very rare in jaw
  • Associated with Paget disease
  • Should rule out other giant cell tumors
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Very large giant cells with large numbers of nuclei that are centrally aggregated
  • Giant cells are diffusely distributed
  • High stromal cellularity, necrosis
Differential diagnosis
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