The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 3
Solid Variant of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Rib Presenting as a Left Intrathoracic Mass without Radiological Bone Destruction
Departments of 1Pediatric Surgery and 2Radiology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign but often rapidly expanding osteolytic multi-cystic osseous lesion that occurs as a primary, secondary, intra-osseous, extra-osseous, solid, or conventional lesion. A 15-year-old boy presented with a left-sided intrathoracic mass displacing the lung without bone destruction. The mass was totally resected without rib resection, and the pathological diagnosis was ABC. The clinical manifestations, etiology, management, and pathology are discussed, with a brief discussion regarding the difficulty in the preoperative differential diagnosis. Keywords : aneurysmal bone cyst, rib, child.
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