malignant bone cyst

malignant bone cyst

A highly nonspecific term for: 
(1) Osteosarcoma, see there.
(2) A malignancy with cyst-like changes, which may be due to necrosis. (True cysts, as defined by histologic criteria, have an epithelial lining.)
(3) A near-extinct term for a bone cyst that is pernicious (i.e., not pathologically malignant). Any non-healing fracture with cyst-like changes accompanied by chronic osteomyelitis could be termed a malignant bone cysts.
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