Surgical Management of Aneurysmal Bone Cysts of the Spine

James K. Liu, M.D.; Douglas L. Brockmeyer, M.D.; Andrew T. Dailey, M.D.; Meic H. Schmidt, M.D.


Neurosurg Focus. 2003;15(5) 

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The surgical management of aneurysmal bone cysts of the spine remains a challenge. Complete excision of the lesion offers the best chance of cure and neurological decompression, if deficits are present. Preoperative embolization may be useful for reducing intraoperative blood loss. Deformity and instability, whether preexisting or postoperative, need to be corrected with reconstruction and stabilization techniques.


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