A bone cyst treated with corticosteroid installation in an osteopetrotic child

J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Mar;30(2):206-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3181cfcd63.

Abstract

Bone cysts in patients suffering from osteopetrosis are uncommon. A pathologic fracture might cause therapeutic difficulties because of the osteosclerotic bone. We describe a patient with an autosomal dominant osteopetrosis suffering from a large bone cyst in the proximal femur. The cyst was treated with local injections of corticosteroid and healed completely after 2 injections. To our knowledge, this is the first time that the occurrence of bone cysts has been reported in osteopetrotic patients, which responds effectively and lastingly to steroid injection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Bone Cysts / drug therapy*
  • Bone Cysts / etiology
  • Child
  • Femur / pathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Methylprednisolone / analogs & derivatives*
  • Methylprednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Osteopetrosis / complications
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Methylprednisolone