Aneurysmal bone cyst after femoral flexible elastic nailing: a case report

Abstract

Author(s): Alaa Jameel A. Albarakati, Anfal J. Alsharif, Daad F. Bin-Afif, Linah A. Alhamdani, Nada O. Hussain, Roaa A. Saati, Ashraf Albrakati

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC) is a benign osteolytic blood-filled lesion but can be locally aggressive and potentially recurrent, mainly seen in paediatric population and young adults. ABC is thought to occur either due to certain gene mutations or secondary to a specific pathophysiologic change. We reported a case of a 5-year-old female patient presented with the left femur fracture that was treated with a flexible elastic nail fixation. Six months after the elastic nail was removed, she presented with left hip pain and limping. Radiography showed a cystic lesion in the proximal left femur, and the diagnosis of aneurysmal bone cyst was made. The lesion was treated with surgical curettage and bone graft. In conclusion, we would like to point out that aneurysmal bone cyst could develop secondary to the flexible elastic nail fixation.

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  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)