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A rare case of huge aneurysmal bone cyst of the pelvis


1 Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2 AO Innovation and Translation Centre (AOITC), Stettbachstrasse 6, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
3 Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Punjab, 54590; Ex-Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Spine Surgery and Traumatology (DOST), King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Ayesha Saeed,
Assistant Professor Pediatric Orthopedics, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Faisalabad Pakistan. New GC Campus, Jhang Road, 38000, Lahore
Pakistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmsr.jmsr_131_20

A 21-year-old female presented with a huge painful aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) involving the left ilium, acetabulum, and ischium, resulting in a limp and activity limitation. After serial selective arterial embolization, intravenous bisphosphonates, and surgical curettage with bone grafting and cementing, she could achieve painless, nearly full range of motion at 2-year and 3-month follow-up with no recurrence. Her quality of life using the RAND 36-item Health Survey (version 1.0), the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Scoring System (MSTS), and the Toronto Extremity Salvage Score indicated a good outcome. The aim of reporting this case was to show that it is safe to surgically approach a large pelvic ABC after devascularization with scleroembolic procedures augmented with intravenous bisphosphonates.


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