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.

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Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

Two answers: 1. A cyst in bone is always surrounded by calcium, the bone itself. If the cyst is not changing, the bone will surround it and calcify the cyst. 2. Certain benign cartilage tumors of bone will have same calcium within the cyst. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

What is an aneurysmal bone cyst and how is it treated?

Tumor. It is caused by a highly vascular benign tumor treated by excision and bone grafting. Not usually dx'd until there is an accompanying fract as the bone is thinned by the tumors expansion . Read more...

For a bone cyst in my femur, how long would be the recovery time?

Varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. Read more...