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The development of post-traumatic cyst-like lesions in bone

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Cyst-like lesions in the radius and tibia were observed in two children as a post-fracture event. The pathogenesis of these lesions is discussed. Cut sections from anatomic specimens display extensive hemorrhage in subperiosteal as well as endosteal and trabecular bone. Cysts arising from hemorrhagic resorption in various locales may explain the occasional atypical appearance of these lesions.

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Douglas Phillips, C., Keats, T.E. The development of post-traumatic cyst-like lesions in bone. Skeletal Radiol 15, 631–634 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00349859

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Key words

  • Bone cysts
  • Post-fracture cysts
  • Cortical defect