Aneurysmal bone cysts treated by curettage, cryotherapy and bone grafting

HWB Schreuder*, RPH Veth, M Pruszczynski, JAM Lemmens, WM Molenaar, H. Schraffordt Koops

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Abstract

We treated 26 patients with 27 aneurysmal bone cysts by curettage and cryotherapy and evaluated local tumour control. complications and functional outcome. The mean follow-up time was 37 months (19 to 154), There was local recurrence in one patient. Two patients developed deep wound infections and one had a postoperative fracture.

We compared our results with previous reports in which several different methods of treatment had been used and concluded that curettage with adjuvant cryotherapy had similar results to those of marginal resection, and that no major bony reconstruction was required.

We recommend the use of cryotherapy as an adjuvant to the surgical treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts. It provides local tumour control. Combination with bone grafting achieved consolidation of the lesion in all our patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalJOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-BRITISH VOLUME
Volume79B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-1997

Keywords

  • TUMORS
  • CRYOSURGERY
  • SECONDARY

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