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Simple bone cyst

A Simple bone cyst, otherwise known as a Unicameral bone cyst, is a fluid-filled cavity in the bone, lined by compressed fibrous tissue. It usually occurs in the long bones of a growing child, especially the upper part of the humerus (50 - 60% of the time) or the upper part of the femur (25-30 % of the time). Other bones, however, can be affected. These cysts usually affect children primarily between the ages of 5 to 15, but can affect older children or adults. In older children and adults, they tend to occur in flat bones (such as the pelvis, jaw, skull or rib cage) or in the large heel bone (calcaneus)

Simple bone cysts symptoms

Unless there is a fracture in the bone there are no symptoms of bone cysts.

Treatment of Simple bone cysts

  • Corticosteroid injections into the cyst
  • Surgery

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