Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 93–97 | Cite as

Post-traumatic cysts and cyst-like lesions of bone

  • Timothy E. Moore
  • Alan R. King
  • Robert C. Travis
  • Bruce C. Allen


We describe two patients with cyst-like lesions of bone that developed at sites of healed or healing fractures. One case showed histological features of a unicameral bone cyst, which, to the best of our knowledge, is a previously unreported finding in a post-traumatic cyst. It is suggested that there are two principal clinical and radiological types of post-traumatic cyst, of which each of our cases represents an example: (1) asymptomatic transient cortical lesions, found only in children, and (2) more central expanding lesions, found in a wider age group and associated with pain, swelling, and pathological fractures.

Key words

Bone cysts Fracture complications Post-fracture cysts Radius fractures Trauma 


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© International Skeletal Society 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy E. Moore
    • 1
  • Alan R. King
    • 2
  • Robert C. Travis
    • 1
  • Bruce C. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMiddlemore HospitalAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMiddlemore HospitalAucklandNew Zealand

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