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Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine

  • C E B Giddings (a1), D Bray (a1), S Stapleton (a2) and H Daya (a1)


The authors present the case of an 11-year-old boy with a painful, rapidly expanding lesion in the posterior triangle of the neck. There was no history of cervical trauma. Computerized tomography of the neck revealed a unicameral (single-chambered) aneurysmal bone cyst involving the C3 vertebra. Treatment was by open resection and curettage; no recurrence was seen at six months. We discuss the natural history, differential diagnosis, radiographic appearance and treatment modalities for this unusual, benign, expanding, osteolytic lesion containing blood-filled cystic cavities.


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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology
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