Giant cell reparative granuloma of the skull base mimicking an intracranial tumor. Case report and review of the literature

Pasquale Ciappetta, Maurizio Salvati, Cinzia Bernardi, Antonino Raco, Nicola Di Lorenzo

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Giant cell reparative granuloma is an infrequent nontumoral lesion affecting particularly the maxillary and mandibular bones and only rarely the cranial bones. The etiopathogenesis is still controversial and differential diagnosis, especially from giant cell tumors of bone, is arduous. We report a case of giant cell reparative granuloma of the middle cranial fossa which behaved like an intracranial tumor and which we followed up for 15 years. We discuss the relevant literature and describe the essential features of this controversial lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990



  • Giant cell reparative granuloma
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Tumors of the skull

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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