Aim and objective: This study aims to describe a rare case of giant cell tumor (GCT) of the talus.
Background: Giant cell tumors rarely present around bones of the foot and involvement of the talus is infrequent. In comparison to long bones, diagnosis and management of talus GCT is challenging and is sparsely reported in the literature.
Case description: We report a case of GCT arising from the talus in a 19-year-old boy, presenting as non-specific foot pain for the past 2 months. The diagnosis was established by open biopsy and treated with curettage, bone grafting, and subtalar joint arthrodesis. At 6 months of follow-up, the patient had painless arthrodesis of subtalar joint with functional ankle joint and no sign of recurrence at last clinicoradiological examination.
Conclusion: Diagnosis and management of GCT talus is challenging and can be treated with extended curettage with subtalar arthrodesis.
Clinical significance: Presentation of GCT talus may be missed at early stages. A high index of suspicion can help in diagnosis and appropriate management.
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