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Pseudocyst of humerus

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Right shoulder pain

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

This case represents the typical appearance and location of a pseudocyst of the humerus which is a normal anatomical variant. This is due to increased cancellous bone in the region of the greater tuberosity and is seen as a lucent lesion on radiography. It should not be mistaken for a lytic lesion.

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