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Fluid-fluid levels in giant cell tumors of bone: Report of two cases

  • Phoebe A. Kaplan
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • Mark Murphey
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • Guerdon Greenway
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • Donald Resnick
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • David J. Sartoris
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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  • Steven Harms
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    From the Departments of Radiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

    University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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      Abstract

      Fluid-fluid levels have been described in association with aneurysmal bone cysts, telangiectatic asteosarcoma, and a chondroblastoma. We report two cases of giant cell tumors of bone with fluid-fluid levels identified by computed tomography and, in one case, by magnetic: resonance imaging. This finding has not previously been associated with giant cell tumors. The radiographic features of the fluid-fluid levels cannot be distinguished from those reported in other osseous neoplasms.

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