Simple bone cysts affecting the spine are extremely unusual and very few have been reported in the literature specially in children [6,7].
In younger population the differential diagnosis must include aneurismal bone cysts, which in this case was the first diagnostic possibility considered in our patient, in second place giant cell tumor and less likely simple bone cysts. Aneurismal cysts are osteolytic multiloculated lesions, filled with fluid, predominant in women in the third decade of life and affect long bone metaphysis.
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Fine needle aspiration cytology was inconclusive but MRI scan was suggestive of simple bone cyst
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These may include a wide spectrum of non-neoplastic cysts, benign or malignant neoplastic lesions ranging from simple bone cyst
, ABC (primary or secondary), chondroblastoma, giant cell tumor (GCT), and an osteosarcoma (especially telangiectatic).
UBCs (Figure 11), also known as simple bone cysts
, are tumor-like lesions of unknown origin, thought to be developmental rather than true neoplasms.
Unicameral bone cysts (UBC) are simple bone cysts
caused by a failure of medullary bone formation that causes a serous flled cyst.
What is the best treatment for simple bone cysts
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* Simple bone cysts
. Unicameral cysts lack periosteal reactions unless they have resulted in a local pathologic bone fracture.