Aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine

Goutham Cugati, Anil Pande, Pradeep K Jain, Nigel Peter Symss, Ravi Ramamurthi, Chakravarthy M Vasudevan
Asian Journal of Neurosurgery 2015, 10 (3): 216-8
An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign, locally proliferative vascular disorder of non-neoplastic osseous lesions in children and young adults. Seventy-five percent of ABCs occur before the age of 20 years. They comprise 1.4% of all primary bone tumors, and commonly occur in the long bones. Spinal ABCs are much rarer. We present to you one such rare case of ABC involving the lumbar spine which was successfully treated with surgery. The clinical pathological and radiological features are described. The treatment options available are discussed.

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