At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer innovative treatment options for those suffering from bone cysts. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons treat these and other complications with a state of the art approach in each and every case. If you or a loved one are suffering from bone cysts, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center. Because bone cysts can develop throughout the body and range widely in the impact they have on the musculoskeletal system, there are many different surgical treatment options for those suffering from bone cysts. If a bone cyst is discovered but is not causing any pain or showing signs of further development it will be monitored closely through x-rays and left untreated. If it is determined that a bone cysts requires treatment surgery or radiation will be used.
An unusual case of proximal humeral simple bone cyst in an adult from secondary cystic change
Bone cyst - NHS
Usually these cysts are reported in the metaphyseal areas of long bones with open physes. UBCs are more aggressive in the first decade of life and correspondingly the recurrence rate for these patients is four times that for adolescents. UBCs are classified as active when they are within 1 cm of the physis and latent as they progress to a diaphyseal location. Differential diagnoses for UBC include aneurysmal bone cyst, fibrous dysplasia, enchondroma, and intraosseous ganglia. By the time of skeletal maturity most UBCs tend to resolve. Nonoperative treatment may be a viable option for many patients with small or symptomatic lesions.
Simple and aneurysmal bone cysts are benign lytic bone lesions, usually encountered in children and adolescents. Simple bone cyst is a cystic, fluid-filled lesion, which may be unicameral UBC or partially separated. UBC can involve all bones, but usually the long bone metaphysis and otherwise primarily the proximal humerus and proximal femur.
A unicameral, or simple, bone cyst is a common, benign noncancerous bone tumor that primarily occurs in children and adolescents. Unicameral bone cysts UBC are cavities within bone that are filled with fluid. In most cases, unicameral bone cysts are not painful, and are often discovered incidentally when an x-ray is obtained for another reason. Because these cysts can weaken the surrounding bone, fractures through UBCs do occur. Treatment for a UBC is based on several factors, including the size and location of the cyst, and the risk for fracture.