Year 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 81 - 84 2015-07-04

Aneurysmal bone cysts are locally destructive, vascular, multicystic benign tumors of bone, which are usually located on metaphysis. Cranial aneurysmal bone cysts are uncommon. We report a 18-year-old girl with a 3-month history of skull asymetry and headache which was not relieved by analgesic drugs. Computed tomography scan demonstrated an osteolytic skull lesion of the right parietal bone and the neural tissue that was compressed without midline shift. The patient had complete recovery after total excision of the lesion. We also discuss the etiology, pathogenesis, pathologic features, imaging characteristics and treatment of cranial aneurysmal bone cysts.

Aneurysmal bone cyst, bone tumor, parietal bone
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports

Author: Mehmet Ali Ekici
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Sevket Yilmaz Research and Training Hospital, Bursa
Country: Turkey

Author: Zuhtu Ozbek
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Osmangazi University Medical Faculty Hospital, Eskisehir
Country: Turkey

Author: Burak Kazanci
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Ufuk University Medical Faculty Hospital, Ankara
Country: Turkey

Author: Bulent Guclu
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul
Country: Turkey

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