Aneurysmal bone cyst

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female

Frontal chest radiograph demonstrates a fusiform left paravertebral radiopacity associated with reduction in the height of the ipsilateral half of the adjacent vertebra.

Radiographs of the thoracic spine demonstrate a more obvious destructive process involving the pedicle and half of the T10 vertebral body.


Aneurysmal bone cyst: CT scan of the thoracic spine demonstrates an expansible soft tissue mass involving half of the vertebral body and ipsilateral posterior element with a well defined partially sclerosed margin.


Axial T2 : Multiple fluid fluid levels are seen. Aneurysmal bone cyst

Case Discussion

17 year old female with pathologically-proven aneurysmal bone cyst.

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