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Table 1 General information of the 14 patients with spinal giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS)

From: Giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath of the spine: clinical features and imaging findings

Cases Age (year) Gender Clinical manifestations Benign/malignant Initial treatment Follow-up time (months) Prognosis
1 32 Female Back pain with left upper numbness for 2 years Benign Gross total resection 157 Recurrence-free survival
2 45 Male Back pain Benign Gross total resection 117 Recurrence after 45 months
3 28 Male Neck pain more than 1 year, right upper limb radiating pain and right-hand numbness and weakness for 6 months Benign Cytoreductive surgery and postoperative radiotherapy 76 Progression-free survival
4 32 Female Neck pain for 2 years Benign Cytoreductive surgery and postoperative radiotherapy 74 Progression-free survival
5 47 Female Neck and shoulder pain for 1 year, right upper limb numbness and weakness for 40 days Malignant Gross total resection and postoperative radiotherapy 53 Recurrence-free survival
6 32 Male Thoracic, back and shoulder pain for 2 years Benign Gross total resection Loss to follow-up
7 13 Female Left upper limb numbness for 1.5 months Benign No treatment Loss to follow-up
8 49 Male Numbness or weakness of limbs for 6 years Benign Cytoreductive surgery and postoperative radiotherapy 36 Progression-free survival
9 44 Male Thoracic and back pain for 6 months Benign Radiotherapy alone 36 Progression-free survival
10 38 Female Asymptomatic Benign Gross total resection and postoperative radiotherapy 28 Recurrence-free survival
11 36 Female Back pain with numbness in both hands for 1 year Benign Gross total resection 28 Recurrence-free survival
12 17 Female Neck pain for 3 years, upper limbs numbness for 9 months, right lower limb weakness for 2 weeks Benign Gross total resection 8 Recurrence-free survival
13 31 Female Asymptomatic Benign No treatment Loss to follow-up
14 39 Male Asymptomatic Benign No treatment 30 Progression-free survival