Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature

Patrick J. Codd, Ron I. Riesenburger, Paul Klimo, Jonathan R. Slotkin, Edward R. Smith

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Abstract

Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign, highly vascular osseous lesions characterized by cystic, blood-filled spaces surrounded by thin perimeters of expanded bone. Children and young adults are most often affected by spinal ABCs; more than 75% of patients are younger than 20 years old at presentation. Although ABCs have been documented in all areas of the axial and appendicular skeleton, ABCs of the spine present unique challenges due to the risk of vertebral destabilization, pathological fracture and vertebral body (VB) collapse, and neurological compromise. The authors describe the case of an 8-year-old child who presented with low-back pain and was subsequently found to have a lumbar ABC causing vertebra plana of the L-3 VB. They also review the literature on ABCs of the spine. This case highlights the importance of considering an ABC in the differential diagnosis when vertebra plana is seen in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-495
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume105 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Aneurysmal Bone Cysts
Temazepam
Spine
Spontaneous Fractures
Low Back Pain
Skeleton
Blood Vessels
Young Adult
Differential Diagnosis
Pediatrics
Bone and Bones

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Codd, P. J., Riesenburger, R. I., Klimo, P., Slotkin, J. R., & Smith, E. R. (2006). Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery, 105 PEDIATRICS(SUPPL. 6), 490-495.

Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature. / Codd, Patrick J.; Riesenburger, Ron I.; Klimo, Paul; Slotkin, Jonathan R.; Smith, Edward R.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 105 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 6, 12.2006, p. 490-495.

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Codd, PJ, Riesenburger, RI, Klimo, P, Slotkin, JR & Smith, ER 2006, 'Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature', Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 105 PEDIATRICS, no. SUPPL. 6, pp. 490-495.
Codd PJ, Riesenburger RI, Klimo P, Slotkin JR, Smith ER. Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2006 Dec;105 PEDIATRICS(SUPPL. 6):490-495.
Codd, Patrick J. ; Riesenburger, Ron I. ; Klimo, Paul ; Slotkin, Jonathan R. ; Smith, Edward R. / Vertebra plana due to an aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine. Case report and review of the literature. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2006 ; Vol. 105 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 6. pp. 490-495.
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