Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
aneurysmal bone cyst is a blood-filled fibrous tumor-like cyst that expands the bone. Usually
this type of bone cyst affects young adults and generally occurs in the spine and the
metaphyses of long bones but can emerge in virtually any bone in the arms,
legs, trunk or skull.
Symptoms of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
The symptoms include pain and swelling in the area of the aneurysmal bone Cyst.
Sometimes a mass can be felt or a fracture can be caused by the cyst. When the cyst
occures in the spine there can be mild to sever neurological problems.
Diagnosis of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
Diagnosis is usually confirmed by imaging procedures such as X-rays, CAT scan or MRI. A
bone scan may also be used.
Treatment of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
Removing the cyst with surgery is the most successful treatment.
The cyst may come back if it is not completely removed during surgery. Radiation is used
to treat these cysts when they are pressing on the spinal cord in areas that are difficult
or impossible to reach with surgery. Sometimes after radiation, however, sarcomas