Radiographic changes in unicameral bone cysts following direct injection of steroids: A report on 14 cases

S. K. Fernbach, D. H. Blumenthal, Andrew K Poznanski, L. S. Dias, M. O. Tachdjian

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Abstract

Twelve children (9 boys and 3 girls, ages 1 1/2 -12 yrs.) with unicameral bone cysts were treated with triamcinolone acetonide (4 patients) or methylprednisolone acetate (8 patients) injected directly into the cyst cavity. Postinjection radiographic changes that indicate healing were noted in eight patients and included: reduced size of the cyst cavity, increased internal density, cortical thickening, and remodeling in the vicinity of the cyst. Additional injections were required in three patients because of delayed or partial healing. Recurrence of the cyst (1 case) was signaled by renewed rarefaction and bone expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-695
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume140
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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