Simple Bone Cyst (Unicameral Bone Cyst)

  • Laura CampanacciEmail author


Definition: Central cystic lesion of bone, with a fluid content similar to serum, starting in the metaphysis during childhood and becoming inactive around or soon after the skeletal maturity. It is the only true cyst of bone that conforms to the pathologic definition of cyst. Simple bone cyst cavity will only contain blood if associated with a pathologic fracture.


Epidemiology Imaging Histopathology Course and staging Treatment and prognosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic Oncology DepartmentIRCCS Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliBolognaItaly

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