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Solid variant of aneurysmal bone cyst of the heel

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Description: Solid aneurysmal bone cysts have been of great interest to pathologists because they may be mistaken for malignant tumors, mainly in cases of giant cell tumors or osteosarcomas, because of cellularity and variable mitotic activity. It is rather obvious that the correlation of clinical, radiological and histological findings is necessary for the differential diagnosis. The eventual diagnosis is based on microscopic evidence and is made when a predominance of solid to cystic elements is found. The present case is of great interest because of the nature of the neoplasm and the extremely unusual location in which it developed. Pathologists must be alert for such a diagnosis.
Solid variant of aneurysmal bone cyst of the heel: a case report Joanna A Lekka , Theofani V Gavressea , Gabriella A Stanc-Giannakopoulos and Nikolaos S Demertzis Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:145

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Author/Contact: Lekka et al
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Apr 13 2011