Aneurysmal bone cysts of the occipital bone

Surg Neurol. 1983 Sep;20(3):227-30. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(83)90057-5.


Two cases of aneurysmal bone cysts are reported. Each patient presented with a palpable mass in the occipital region and signs of compression of structures in the posterior fossa. One of the cases is unique, in that the aneurysmal bone cyst was associated with an epidural hematoma in the posterior fossa. The pertinent literature is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bone Cysts / complications
  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone Cysts / surgery
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Cranial / complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occipital Bone*
  • Radiography
  • Skull Neoplasms / complications
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery