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Case Reports in OrthopedicsVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 327023, 3 pages

Case Report2nd Orthopaedic Department, General Hospital of Thessaloniki “G. Gennimatas”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 1 February 2012; Accepted 21 March 2012

Academic Editors: K. Erler, A. Jawahar, J. P. Kostuik, and A. Sakamoto

Copyright © 2012 Theodoros Beslikas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aneurysmal bone cysts ABCs are rare benign bone tumours. Scapula is a very rare location, and the relative literature is sparse. The purpose of this study is to present a case of a giant aggressive scapular aneurysmal bone cyst in a child. A 7-year-old boy presented to our hospital with pain and a palpated mass on the right scapula. Imaging studies radiographs computed tomography scintigraphy were indicative of aneurysmal bone cyst. We performed curettage and bone grafting after the diagnosis was set by pathological examination through a posterior shoulder approach. Five years later, the patient has only residual signs of the lesion on radiographic control without signs of recurrence.

Author: Theodoros Beslikas, Anastasios Chytas, Andreas Christodoulou, Ioannis Gigis, and Ioannis Christoforidis

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