Aneurysmal bone cyst

D. Basson

Abstract


neurysmal bone cysts are unusual benign masses that have the potential for rapid growth, bone destruction and extension into adjacent soft tissue. Computerised tomography (CT) is useful in delineating the size and location of the intraosseous and extraosseous
components of the tumor [1]. This case study is a most unusual presentation of an aneurysmal bone cyst, as only 1% of this type of tumour is found in the calcaneum. The most usual presentation in the calcaneum being that of a simple (unicameral) bone cyst or a lipoma. This article
discusses the aetiology, radiological features, symptoms and preferred examinations of aneurysmal bone cysts.

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