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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-106

Aneurysmal femoral neck cyst: Report of a paediatric case and review of literature

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, Dakar, Senegal

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Oumar Ndour
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Aristide Le Dantec Hospital, BP 3001 Dakar - Etoile, Dakar
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.182568

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The aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign tumour of children and young adults. It represents approximately 1-2% of all bone tumours. The ABC may develop on all skeletal bones, but the proximal end of the femur is the most common location. The authors report a ABC femoral neck in a child of 13 years. This location is pretty special. Indeed, the fragility of the femoral neck due partly to the pathology itself and secondarily curettage requires a judicious attitude surgical (excisional curettage + bone graft + screw) to prevent the risk of high local recurrence and pathological fracture.

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