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|Title:||Growth disturbances associated with untreated benign bone cysts|
|Citation:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 1997; 67(12):872-873|
|M. Clayer, C. Boatright and E. Conrad|
|Abstract:||Background:The occurrence of benign bone cysts adjacent to an active physis may be associated with a physeal arrest. That arrest may result from physeal penetration of the cysts itself, secondary pathologic fracture or the result of surgical curettage. Methods: The pre-treatment X-rays of patients attending the Bone Tumor Clinic at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center were reviewed. Those patients presenting with a bone cyst were identified and the affected side was compared to the normal side in order to determine growth discrepancies. Results:Three cases of benign bone cysts are presented that were located adjacent to a growing physis and produced growth disturbance in the absence of surgical intervention. Conclusions:The risk of growth disturbance in itself should not be a contraindication to surgical intervention.|
|Keywords:||bone cysts; growth disturbance; physis|
|Description:||Article first published online: 21 JAN 2008|
|Appears in Collections:||Orthopaedics and Trauma publications|
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