Pseudocyst of humerus

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Right shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Increased lucency in the region of the greater trochanter of humerus mimicking a lytic lesion.

Case Discussion

Pseudocyst of the humerus is a normal anatomical variant due to increased cancellous bone in the region of the greater tuberosity of the humerus which is seen as a lucent lesion on radiography. It should not be mistaken for a lytic lesion.

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Case information

rID: 54175
Case created: 25th Jun 2017
Last edited: 30th Jun 2017
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