Simple bone cyst
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