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Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Craniovertebral Junction
Cheryl A. Petersilge, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC)
            • Definitions

              • Expansile benign neoplasm containing thin-walled, blood-filled cavities

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Brastianos P et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the sacrum: a report of ten cases and review of the literature. Iowa Orthop J. 29:74-8, 2009
                                              2. Pennekamp W et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine (2008:7b). Eur Radiol. 18(10):2356-60, 2008
                                              3. Levin DA et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the second cervical vertebrae causing multilevel upper cervical instability. J Spinal Disord Tech. 19(1):73-5, 2006
                                              4. Mankin HJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst: a review of 150 patients. J Clin Oncol. 23(27):6756-62, 2005
                                              5. Mohit AA et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas: successful treatment through selective arterial embolization: case report. Neurosurgery. 55(4):982, 2004
                                              6. Garneti N et al: Cervical spondyloptosis caused by an aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report. Spine. 28(4):E68-70, 2003
                                              7. Lomasney LM et al: Fibrous dysplasia complicated by aneurysmal bone cyst formation affecting multiple cervical vertebrae. Skeletal Radiol. 32(9):533-6, 2003
                                              8. Pogoda P et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the sacrum. Clinical report and review of the literature. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 123(5):247-51, 2003
                                              9. Chan MS et al: Spinal aneurysmal bone cyst causing acute cord compression without vertebral collapse: CT and MRI findings. Pediatr Radiol. 32(8):601-4, 2002
                                              10. Lam CH et al: Nonteratomatous tumors in the pediatric sacral region. Spine. 27(11):E284-7, 2002
                                              11. Boriani S et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the mobile spine: report on 41 cases. Spine. 26(1):27-35, 2001
                                              12. Papagelopoulos PJ et al: Treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts of the pelvis and sacrum. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 83-A(11):1674-81, 2001
                                              13. Bush CH et al: Treatment of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine by radionuclide ablation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(3):592-4, 2000
                                              14. DiCaprio MR et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine with familial incidence. Spine. 25(12):1589-92, 2000
                                              15. Ozaki T et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 119(3-4):159-62, 1999
                                              16. de Kleuver M et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine: 31 cases and the importance of the surgical approach. J Pediatr Orthop B. 7(4):286-92, 1998
                                              17. Papagelopoulos PJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine. Management and outcome. Spine. 23(5):621-8, 1998
                                              18. Murphey MD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Primary tumors of the spine: radiologic pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 16(5):1131-58, 1996
                                              19. Koci TM et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the thoracic spine: evolution after particulate embolization. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 16(4 Suppl):857-60, 1995
                                              20. Kransdorf MJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst: concept, controversy, clinical presentation, and imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 164(3):573-80, 1995
                                              21. Andersen BJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the odontoid process: case report. Neurosurgery. 28(4):592-4, 1991
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Abbreviations

                                                          • Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC)
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Expansile benign neoplasm containing thin-walled, blood-filled cavities

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Angiographic Findings

                                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                              • Presentation

                                                                                • Demographics

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Brastianos P et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the sacrum: a report of ten cases and review of the literature. Iowa Orthop J. 29:74-8, 2009
                                                                                          2. Pennekamp W et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine (2008:7b). Eur Radiol. 18(10):2356-60, 2008
                                                                                          3. Levin DA et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the second cervical vertebrae causing multilevel upper cervical instability. J Spinal Disord Tech. 19(1):73-5, 2006
                                                                                          4. Mankin HJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst: a review of 150 patients. J Clin Oncol. 23(27):6756-62, 2005
                                                                                          5. Mohit AA et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas: successful treatment through selective arterial embolization: case report. Neurosurgery. 55(4):982, 2004
                                                                                          6. Garneti N et al: Cervical spondyloptosis caused by an aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report. Spine. 28(4):E68-70, 2003
                                                                                          7. Lomasney LM et al: Fibrous dysplasia complicated by aneurysmal bone cyst formation affecting multiple cervical vertebrae. Skeletal Radiol. 32(9):533-6, 2003
                                                                                          8. Pogoda P et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the sacrum. Clinical report and review of the literature. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 123(5):247-51, 2003
                                                                                          9. Chan MS et al: Spinal aneurysmal bone cyst causing acute cord compression without vertebral collapse: CT and MRI findings. Pediatr Radiol. 32(8):601-4, 2002
                                                                                          10. Lam CH et al: Nonteratomatous tumors in the pediatric sacral region. Spine. 27(11):E284-7, 2002
                                                                                          11. Boriani S et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the mobile spine: report on 41 cases. Spine. 26(1):27-35, 2001
                                                                                          12. Papagelopoulos PJ et al: Treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts of the pelvis and sacrum. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 83-A(11):1674-81, 2001
                                                                                          13. Bush CH et al: Treatment of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine by radionuclide ablation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 21(3):592-4, 2000
                                                                                          14. DiCaprio MR et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine with familial incidence. Spine. 25(12):1589-92, 2000
                                                                                          15. Ozaki T et al: Aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 119(3-4):159-62, 1999
                                                                                          16. de Kleuver M et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine: 31 cases and the importance of the surgical approach. J Pediatr Orthop B. 7(4):286-92, 1998
                                                                                          17. Papagelopoulos PJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine. Management and outcome. Spine. 23(5):621-8, 1998
                                                                                          18. Murphey MD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Primary tumors of the spine: radiologic pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 16(5):1131-58, 1996
                                                                                          19. Koci TM et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the thoracic spine: evolution after particulate embolization. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 16(4 Suppl):857-60, 1995
                                                                                          20. Kransdorf MJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst: concept, controversy, clinical presentation, and imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 164(3):573-80, 1995
                                                                                          21. Andersen BJ et al: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the odontoid process: case report. Neurosurgery. 28(4):592-4, 1991