Clinical Characteristics of Giant Cell Tumour of Bone in Makassar, Indonesia

  • Futriani Department of Pathology Anatomy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Muhammad P. Johan Department of Orthopedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Ni Ketut Sungowati Department of Pathology Anatomy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Andi A. Zainuddin Department of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Djumadi Achmad Department of Pathology Anatomy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.
  • Upik A. Miskad Department of Pathology Anatomy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Keywords: Giant cell tumor of bone, GCTB, clinical characteristics


Giant Cell Tumor of Bone is a bone tumor that is classified as a benign tumor but is locally aggressive and can transform into malignant. Identification of the characteristics of GCTB is rarely done in Indonesia, especially in Makassar. This study determined the clinical characteristics of GCTB in Makassar from 2016 to 2021. This study used a descriptive method with total sampling and took samples from medical record data. We grouped GCTB clinical data which included patient age, gender, tumor location, tumor location distribution, histopathological examination then were grouped into benign and malignant GCTB. From 59 samples, most were at the age of 20-40 years (52.5%), especially in men (59.3%), the most common locations were in the long bones as many as 48 samples (81.4%) mainly in the distal radius, distal femur and proximal tibia. Benign cases were 56 samples (94.9%) and malignant cases were 3 samples (5.1%).


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Futriani, Muhammad P. Johan, Ni Ketut Sungowati, Andi A. Zainuddin, Djumadi Achmad, & Upik A. Miskad. (2022). Clinical Characteristics of Giant Cell Tumour of Bone in Makassar, Indonesia. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 62(2), 177-181. Retrieved from