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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 699-702

A rare case of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the temporal bone

Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Prashant Punia
Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_125_19

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Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign bone lesions mainly occurring at the metaphyseal end of long bones and are a rarity in the calvarium. The reported incidence of this lesion in the skull is 1% of all the ABC. It is a benign condition that may extend intracranially. We report here a case of a 3½-year-old male child who presented with a bony hard, painless, and gradually enlarging swelling over his right temporal region. Radiological investigations and histology revealed that the lesion was an ABC. A total surgical excision was achieved despite its intracranial extension along with the involvement of dura. Prognosis is excellent with total removal as a total surgical removal of the lesion is considered curative. The rarity of the lesion along with a good surgical result despite an intracranial extension with dural involvement prompted this report.

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