Epiphyseal involvement in unicameral bone cysts

Skeletal Radiol. 1986;15(6):428-32. doi: 10.1007/BF00355099.


Twelve patients are reported in whom a unicameral bone cyst was found to involve the epiphysis or apophysis across an open growth plate. Nine patients showed pathologic fracture. In four patients a growth disturbance was found. A varying amount of varus angulation was present in most cases. No patient had functional impairment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Cysts / pathology
  • Bone Cysts / therapy
  • Curettage
  • Femur / diagnostic imaging*
  • Femur / pathology
  • Growth Plate / diagnostic imaging*
  • Growth Plate / pathology
  • Humans
  • Humerus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humerus / pathology
  • Radiography