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What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I recently had curettage and bone graft surgery on my left femur. I now have a bone cyst. will this require further surgery?

I recently had curettage and bone graft surgery on my left femur. I now have a bone cyst. will this require further surgery?

No.: As long as the cyst, is not causing any problems, such as pain, inability to walk, pinching a nerve etc, there is no need to do anything about it. ...Read more

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Bone cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur. What does it mean? Could this be causing constant pain in my knee? Plus small joint effusion

Bone cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur. What does it mean? Could this be causing constant pain in my knee? Plus small joint effusion

Cyst can cause pain: A bone cyst in the distal femur is a common finding on x-ray of the knee. It is possible that the cyst can cause pain and a small effusion. The next step is to see a medical provider and have an MRI performed on the knee including the distal femur to evaluate the cyst and knee joint in more detail. ...Read more

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Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

I will be glad to: Simple bone cyst is a common, benign, fluid-containing lesion, most commonly found in the metaphysis of long bones. The cause is unknown. Sometimes they get calcium deposit in them and healed. ...Read more

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What is a calcified bone cyst? What causes it?

Sounds like a bone-: -island often found in routine X rays. It is an incidental finding. If it was hollow @ one time & then osified, it would indicate natural healing of a bone cyst. My bet is bone island, ...Read more

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What is aneurysm bone cyst?

What is aneurysm bone cyst?

Benign bone tumor: An aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign condition of the bones, commonly in a child which can lead to fractures. The cyst area often expands and weakens the bone, making it prone to fracture. The fracture typically heals, but the condition may persist and fracture may occur again, sometimes necessitating surgery. The humerus bone near the shoulder is a common location for this. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances rarely needs a bone graft. ...Read more

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Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Bone cyst on X-ray: If the "bone cyst" is in the same location as the site of your previous allograft, then the x-ray is probably showing the allograft and not a bone cyst. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more