2016 | Month: | Volume:3 | Issue:2 | Page:115-118

Pathological fracture of proximal femur secondary to an aneurysmal bone cyst in a child

Aneurysmal bone cysts are enigmatic, locally destructive blood filled lesions of bone with unknown cause & unusual presentations. We report a case of an 8-year old male child who presented to us with a pathological fracture of right hip after a trivial fall. It was an aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst of the proximal femur complicated by a subtrochantric fracture. Treatment was done successfully with an intralesional curettage and implantation of a frozen cancellous cadaveric allograft of femoral head followed by internal fixation of the pathological fracture with plate and screw.

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