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Reactive Myeloproliferative Syndrome Secondary to Tumor-Related Inflammation in Giant-Cell Tumor of the ScapulaA Case Report
Erin N. Wilmer, BS1; Jacquelyn A. Knapik, MD1; C. Parker Gibbs, Jr., MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (E.N.W., C.P.G.), Department of Pathology (J.A.K.), University of Florida College of Medicine, 3450 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32607. E-mail address for C.P. Gibbs Jr.: gibbscp@ortho.ufl.edu
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Investigation performed at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. None of the authors, or their institution(s), have had any financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with any entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. Also, no author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Jul 24;3(3):e72 1-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00308
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Giant-cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a benign lesion with variable aggressiveness that occurs primarily in the metaepiphyseal regions of long bones. The most frequent locations, in order of decreasing prevalence, are the distal aspect of the femur, the proximal aspect of the tibia, the distal aspect of the radius, and the sacrum1. Although flat-bone involvement is rare, GCTB has been reported in the scapula2. This case report describes the unusual occurrence of a hematological paraneoplastic syndrome in association with GCTB.
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