Aneurysmal bony cyst - humerus

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


10 year old girl with a painful proximal humerus.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female

Expansion of the proximal humerus with smooth periosteal reaction. Note intact growth plate. 


The lesion demonstrates multiple fluid fluid levels characteristic of an aneurysmal bone cyst. 

DSA (angiography)

This lesion was treated percutaneously by Ethibloc instillation via an 18 gauge needle.

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Case information

rID: 7494
Published: 4th Nov 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: humerus
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included