Deposition of intraosseous fat in a degenerating simple bone cyst

Skeletal Radiol. 2005 Jul;34(7):415-8. doi: 10.1007/s00256-004-0856-9. Epub 2004 Oct 2.


A simple bone cyst in the proximal humerus of an 18-year-old man was treated by percutaneous ablation with alcohol irrigation. Subsequent involution of the cyst was associated with fatty replacement within the intraosseous defect. A possible relationship between involuting bone cyst and apparent intraosseous lipoma is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / pathology*
  • Adolescent
  • Bone Cysts / diagnosis
  • Bone Cysts / pathology*
  • Bone Cysts / therapy
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Humerus*
  • Lipoma / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male