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Cornelia Wenokor

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10.1093/med/9780199393947.003.0019
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date: 06 August 2020

Aneurysmal bone cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis when encountering a solitary lytic lesion in the spine in a patient younger than 30 years of age. Other considerations are osteoblastoma and eosinophilic granuloma. Infection is an option when there is also involvement of the disc space. On MRI the typical appearance is that of a cystic lesion with multiple fluid–fluid levels. The treatment consists of complete excision.

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