Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is an uncommon benign, tumorlike lesion of bone that is usually located in the long bones and spine. On rare occasions, ABCs are found in the bones of the cranial vault and skull base, occasionally causing mass effect and cranial nerve findings. In this report the authors detail the case of a patient who presented with incidentally discovered hydrocephalus due to a large ABC of the occipital bone that produced mass effect and obstruction of CSF. The diagnosis, imaging findings, and surgical management of this interesting and rare case are discussed.
Abbreviation used in this paper:ABC = aneurysmal bone cyst.
Address correspondence to: Suresh N. Magge, M.D., Division of Neurosurgery, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include this information when citing this paper: published online October 12, 2012; DOI: 10.3171/2012.9.PEDS1295.
GeniziJSrugoIAttiasDBen-SiraLBraunJBambergerES: Giant pediatric aneurysmal bone cysts of the occipital bone: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurol45:42–442011. (Erratum in Pediatr Neurol 45:210 2011)
GeniziJ, SrugoI, AttiasD, Ben-SiraL, BraunJ, BambergerES, : Giant pediatric aneurysmal bone cysts of the occipital bone: case report and review of the literature. 45:42–44, 2011. (Erratum in Pediatr Neurol 45:210, 2011))| false