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

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update October 2013

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: giant cell tumor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mandiblemaxillagiantcelltumor.html. Accessed September 22nd, 2018.
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