Volume : 8
Issue : 1
Use of denosumab in recurrent giant cell tumour of bone: Report of two cases
Yuva Chandan Reddy J, Sai Kishore VVCh, Rao AS, Satish Rao I
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Yuva Chandan Reddy J1,*, Sai Kishore VVCh1, Rao AS1 and Satish Rao I2
1Department of Orthopaedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
2Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Yuva Chandan Reddy J, Department of Orthopaedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India. Mobile: +91 9985458505; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 02 November 2019; Revised 16 December 2019; Accepted 21 December 2019; Published 30 December 2019
Citation: Reddy JYC, Kishore SVVCh, Rao AS, Rao SI. Use of denosumab in recurrent giant cell tumour of bone: Report of two cases. J Med Sci Res. 2020; 8(1):29-34. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2020/8-5
Copyright: © 2020 Reddy JYC et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Giant cell tumour of bone (GCTB) is a locally aggressive benign bone tumour. Though surgery is the mainstay of treatment, recurrence rate is 8% even after extended curettage. Recurettage does not guarantee no recurrence of the tumour. The RANKL-RANK interaction, which leads to the differentiation and functioning of the osteoclast like giant cells are responsible for the osteolytic activity of tumour. Denosumab a RANK ligand inhibitor can be used in recurrent GCTB. We report two cases, where denosumab was used in recurrent GCTB with encouraging results.
Keywords: Recurrent; giant cell tumour of bone; denosumab