Aneurysmal bone cyst
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|Aneurysmal bone cyst|
|Diagnosis in short|
Aneurysmal bone cyst. H&E stain.
|LM DDx||giant cell tumour of bone, telangiectatic osteosarcoma, other giant cell lesions|
Aneurysmal bone cyst, abbreviated ABC, is a very common benign pathology of bone.
Giant cell reparative granuloma (also known as solid aneurysmal bone cyst) is dealt with separately.
- May grow rapidly.
- Osteolysis -> cystic space -> filled with blood.
- Relatively common; in children second only to osteosarcoma.
- Air-fluid levels (radiology).
- Usually metaphysis of long bones, but uncommonly the femur.
- May have an "aggressive" appearance, i.e. erode bone.
- Bony trabeculae or osteoid tissue.
- Osteoclast giant cells.
- Multi-nucleated giant-cells with round randomly arranged nuclei.
- Benign spindle cells (fibroblasts) - surround bone/adjacent to the giant cells - important.
- Blood +/- surrounded by giant cells.
- Giant cell tumour of bone - the nuclei of the cells surrounding the giant cells are similar to those in the giant cells (round nuclei).
- Telangiectatic osteosarcoma.
- Other giant cell lesions.
- ABC - low mag. (webpathology.com).
- ABC - intermed. mag. (webpathology.com).
- ABC - high mag. (webpathology.com).
- URL: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1254784-overview. Accessed on: 4 February 2011.
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