Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) - tibia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Pain around left knee.

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male

X-rays demonstrate an expansile, lucency in metaphysis.  No fracture although the posterior cortex appears deficient. The lesion does not transgress the growth plate. 

Case Discussion

This patient went on to have further imaging and eventually had the lesion operated upon, and confirmed to be an aneurysmal bone cyst. 

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Case information

rID: 19346
Published: 30th Aug 2012
Last edited: 4th Nov 2015
Tag: knee
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