Lumbar Spine Aneurysmal Bone Cyst

A Rare Entity

  • Babar Butt Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Syed Ali Zunair Punjab Institute of Neurosciences,Lahore and Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Alia Latif Department of Neurosciences, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nasir Raza Awan Department of Neurosciences, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Selective Arterial Embolization


An Aneurysmal Bone Cyst (ABC) is a benign, locally aggressive, vascular, and expansile bony tumor of idiopathic etiology containing multiple thin-walled blood-filled channels, mostly diagnosed in pediatric and adolescent age groups. These lesions can cause local pain, pathological fractures, spinal deformity, and neurological deficits. The treatment of choice for ABC is highly debatable according to the literature. The treatment choices are simple curettage and grafting, complete surgical resection with or without prior selective arterial embolization, radiotherapy, or a combination of these procedures according to the case. Each modality is having different outcomes, technical requirements, and complications. We are reporting a case of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the lumbar spine in a young patient treated by surgery.

Author Biographies

Babar Butt, Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Sharif Medical and Dental College

Syed Ali Zunair, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences,Lahore and Sharif Medical and Dental College, Lahore

Post Graduate Trainee in MS Neurosurgery in Department of Neurosurgery, Unit 2, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences, Lahore from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2020

Registrar Neurosurgery in Department of Neurosciences, Sharif Medical and Dental College from 01-10-2020 to till-date


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