simple bone cyst


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sol·i·tar·y bone cyst

a unilocular cyst containing serous fluid and lined with a thin layer of connective tissue, occurring usually in the shaft of a long bone in a child.

simple bone cyst

a benign empty lesion within bone which can result from hemorrhage caused by trauma, inadequate venous drainage of interstitial fluid, disturbance of local bone growth, ischemic bone marrow necrosis, or alteration of bone metabolism resulting in osteolysis. Radiographic or dental imaging of this lesion appears as radiolucent scallops around the roots of teeth. The patient may or may not report a history of trauma to the area. Also called hemorrhagic bone cyst, idiopathic bone cyst, or traumatic bone cyst.

simple bone cyst

A unilocular cyst-like space lined by connective tissues and filled with serous fluid.
It is not a true cyst as it lacks an epithelial lining.

simple bone cyst

; solitary bone cyst asymptomatic fluid-filled cavities with sclerotic margins, lined with connective tissue or osteoid membrane, in bone, e.g. calcaneum or metatarsal in children; may form the site of pathological fracture

sol·i·tar·y bone cyst

(sol'i-tar-ē bōn sist)
Unilocular cyst containing serous fluid and lined with a thin layer of connective tissue, occurring usually in the shaft of a long bone in a child.
Synonym(s): simple bone cyst.
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