Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine

Report of 17 cases

Nosrat O. Ameli M.B., Ch.B., Ch.M.(Birm), F.R.C.S.(Edin)1, Kazem Abbassioun M.D.1, Hossein Saleh M.D.1, and Ahmad Eslamdoost M.D.1
View More View Less
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Restricted access

Purchase Now

USD  $45.00

JNS + Pediatrics - 1 year subscription bundle (Individuals Only)

USD  $505.00

JNS + Pediatrics + Spine - 1 year subscription bundle (Individuals Only)

USD  $600.00
Print or Print + Online

✓ Seventeen cases of aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine are reported. Clinical manifestations, methods of investigation, differential diagnosis, treatment, and pathogenesis are discussed. The condition is essentially a benign lesion, affects a young age group, and grows rapidly, often producing a paravertebral mass. Occasionally it becomes acutely exacerbated, causing irreversible damage to the spinal cord. For these reasons, prompt diagnosis and timely treatment are important. Excision of the lesion is the treatment of choice but, if not feasible, thorough curettage and radiotherapy not exceeding 2000 rads are indicated. With a two-stage operation, excision of the lesion is often possible, and the stability of the vertebral column is assured with bone-graft fusions.

JNS + Pediatrics - 1 year subscription bundle (Individuals Only)

USD  $505.00

JNS + Pediatrics + Spine - 1 year subscription bundle (Individuals Only)

USD  $600.00

Contributor Notes

Address reprint requests to: Nosrat O. Ameli, M.D., 42 Hi Mount Drive, Willowdale, Ontario M2K 1X5, Canada.
  • 1.

    Ameli NO, , Abbassioun K, & Azod A, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull. Can J Neurol Sci 11:466471, 1984 Ameli NO, Abbassioun K, Azod A, et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the skull. Can J Neurol Sci 11:466–471, 1984

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2.

    Biesecker JL, , Marcove RC, & Huvos AG, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cysts. A clinicopathologic study of 66 cases. Cancer 26:615625, 1970 Biesecker JL, Marcove RC, Huvos AG, et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts. A clinicopathologic study of 66 cases. Cancer 26:615–625, 1970

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 3.

    Blundell JE: Aneurysmal bone cysts. A report of six cases, 690 including a fatal case associated with non-ossifying fibroma. J Coll Radiol Aust 9:151157, 1965 Blundell JE: Aneurysmal bone cysts. A report of six cases, 690 including a fatal case associated with non-ossifying fibroma. J Coll Radiol Aust 9:151–157, 1965

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 4.

    Bonakdarpour A, , Levy WM, & Aegerter E: Primary and secondary aneurysmal bone cyst: a radiological study of 75 cases. Radiology 126:7583, 1978 Bonakdarpour A, Levy WM, Aegerter E: Primary and secondary aneurysmal bone cyst: a radiological study of 75 cases. Radiology 126:75–83, 1978

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 5.

    Bret P, , Confavreux C, & Thouard H, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine: report of a case investigated by computed tomographic scanning and treated by a two-stage surgical procedure. Neurosurgery 10:111115, 1982 Bret P, Confavreux C, Thouard H, et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine: report of a case investigated by computed tomographic scanning and treated by a two-stage surgical procedure. Neurosurgery 10:111–115, 1982

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 6.

    Buraczewski J, & Dabska M: Pathogenesis of aneurysmal bone cyst. Relationship between the aneurymal bone cyst and fibrous dysplasia of bone. Cancer 28:597604, 1971 Buraczewski J, Dabska M: Pathogenesis of aneurysmal bone cyst. Relationship between the aneurymal bone cyst and fibrous dysplasia of bone. Cancer 28:597–604, 1971

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 7.

    Cambelles G, , Delcambre B, & Madelain M, et al. : Le kyst anévrysmal rachidien. Considérations thérapeutiques à propos de 6 observations. Neurochirurgie 29:111, 1983 Cambelles G, Delcambre B, Madelain M, et al: Le kyst anévrysmal rachidien. Considérations thérapeutiques à propos de 6 observations. Neurochirurgie 29:1–11, 1983

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 8.

    Clough JR, & Price CHG: Aneurysmal bone cyst: pathogenesis and long term results of treatment. Clin Orthop 97:5263, 1973 Clough JR, Price CHG: Aneurysmal bone cyst: pathogenesis and long term results of treatment. Clin Orthop 97:52–63, 1973

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 9.

    Dabezies EJ, , D'Ambrosia RD, & Chuinard RG, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cyst after fracture. A report of three cases. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 64:617621, 1982 Dabezies EJ, D'Ambrosia RD, Chuinard RG, et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst after fracture. A report of three cases. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 64:617–621,1982

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 10.

    Ginsberg LD: Congenital aneurysmal bone cyst. Case report with comments on the role of trauma in the pathogenesis. Radiology 110:175176, 1974 Ginsberg LD: Congenital aneurysmal bone cyst. Case report with comments on the role of trauma in the pathogenesis. Radiology 110:175–176, 1974

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 11.

    Gruszkiewicz J, , Doron Y, & Peyser E, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cyst of spine. Acta Neurochir 66:109121, 1982 Gruszkiewicz J, Doron Y, Peyser E, et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of spine. Acta Neurochir 66:109–121, 1982

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 12.

    Hay MC, , Paterson D, & Taylor TKF: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 60:406411, 1978 Hay MC, Paterson D, Taylor TKF: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 60:406–411, 1978

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 13.

    Hudson TM: Scintigraphy of aneurysmal bone cysts. AJR 142:761765, 1984 Hudson TM: Scintigraphy of aneurysmal bone cysts. AJR 142:761–765, 1984

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 14.

    Jaffe HL: Comments on Donaldson WF Jr: Aneurysmal bone cyst. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 44:40, 1962 Jaffe HL: Comments on Donaldson WF Jr: Aneurysmal bone cyst. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 44:40, 1962

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 15.

    Jaffe HL, & Lichtenstein L: Solitary unicameral bone cyst with emphasis on the roentgen picture, the pathologic appearance and the pathogenesis. Arch Surg 44:10041025, 1942 Jaffe HL, Lichtenstein L: Solitary unicameral bone cyst with emphasis on the roentgen picture, the pathologic appearance and the pathogenesis. Arch Surg 44:1004–1025, 1942

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 16.

    Lichtenstein L: Aneurysmal bone cyst. A pathological entity commonly mistaken for giant-cell tumor and occasionally for hemangioma and osteogenic sarcoma. Cancer 3:279289, 1950 Lichtenstein L: Aneurysmal bone cyst. A pathological entity commonly mistaken for giant-cell tumor and occasionally for hemangioma and osteogenic sarcoma. Cancer 3:279–289, 1950

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 17.

    Macpherson RI: Aneurysmal bone cyst of spine diagnosed by percutaneous opacification. J Can Assoc Radiol 31:210212, 1980 Macpherson RI: Aneurysmal bone cyst of spine diagnosed by percutaneous opacification. J Can Assoc Radiol 31:210–212, 1980

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 18.

    Modjtabai A, , Sarkissian S, & Saleh H: Aneurysmal bone cyst. Report of four cases. Acta Med Irani 9:719, 1966 Modjtabai A, Sarkissian S, Saleh H: Aneurysmal bone cyst. Report of four cases. Acta Med Irani 9:7–19, 1966

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 19.

    Nicastro JF, & Leatherman KD: Two-stage resection and spinal stabilization for aneurysmal bone cyst. A report of two cases. Clin Orthop 180:173178, 1983 Nicastro JF, Leatherman KD: Two-stage resection and spinal stabilization for aneurysmal bone cyst. A report of two cases. Clin Orthop 180:173–178, 1983

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 20.

    Nobler MP, , Higinbotham NL, & Phillips RF: The cure of aneurysmal bone cysts. Irradiation superior to surgery in an analysis of 33 cases. Radiology 90:11851192, 1968 Nobler MP, Higinbotham NL, Phillips RF: The cure of aneurysmal bone cysts. Irradiation superior to surgery in an analysis of 33 cases. Radiology 90:1185–1192, 1968

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 21.

    Poolos PN Jr, & White RJ: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine: a twelve-year follow-up after surgical treatment. Surg Neurol 14:259262, 1980 Poolos PN Jr, White RJ: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine: a twelve-year follow-up after surgical treatment. Surg Neurol 14:259–262, 1980

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 22.

    Tillman BP, , Dahlin DC, & Lipscomb PR, et al. : Aneurysmal bone cyst: an analysis of ninety-five cases. Proc Staff Meet Mayo Clin 43:478495, 1968 Tillman BP, Dahlin DC, Lipscomb PR, et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst: an analysis of ninety-five cases. Proc Staff Meet Mayo Clin 43:478–495, 1968

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 23.

    Yaghmai I: Angiography of Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions. Berlin/Heidelberg/New York: Springer-Verlag, 1979, pp 121161 Yaghmai I: Angiography of Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions. Berlin/Heidelberg/New York: Springer-Verlag, 1979, pp 121–161

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 621 140 4
Full Text Views 251 8 0
PDF Downloads 80 5 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0