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J Laryngol Otol. 2005 Jun;119(6):495-7.

Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine.

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Department of Otolaryngology, St George's Hospital, London, UK. charliegiddings@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
15992483
DOI:
10.1258/0022215054273052
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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