Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

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

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


Sarang Gotecha, Prashant Punia, Ashish Chugh, Anil Patil, Dushyant Kashyap, Vybhav Raghu, Shobhit Chhabra, Ankit Patel, Megha Kotecha 
 Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Prashant Punia
Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Gotecha S, Punia P, Chugh A, Patil A, Kashyap D, Raghu V, Chhabra S, Patel A, Kotecha M. A rare case of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the temporal bone.Asian J Neurosurg 2020;15:699-702


How to cite this URL:
Gotecha S, Punia P, Chugh A, Patil A, Kashyap D, Raghu V, Chhabra S, Patel A, Kotecha M. A rare case of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the temporal bone. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];15:699-702
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