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Weber Jonathon,  Samet Jonathan,  Green Jared,  Donaldson James,  Rajeswaran Shankar

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-040

Aneurysmal bone cysts are benign expansile osseous lesions which may behave locally aggressively, leading to growth plate destruction, angular deformity, and pathologic fracture. Current treatments such as curettage and bone graft reconstruction, sclerosis, and intra-arterial embolization have high recurrence rates and morbidity. Percutaneous cryoablation is a promising new treatment modality. Three patients with ABCs underwent cryoablation at our institution and follow-up MRIs over the span of a year were obtained. This is the first study of its kind to elucidate the imaging findings post-cryoablation of ABCs, which may help the radiologist interpret response to treatment. Read More

Authors:  Weber Jonathon , Samet Jonathan , Green Jared , Donaldson James , Rajeswaran Shankar

Keywords:  Cryoablation, ABC, Aneurysmal Bone Cyst

Foo Madeline,  Nicol Kathleen,  Murakami James

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: CR-010

Chondroblastomas (CBs) are rare benign bone tumors that usually present within the first two decades of life, are more common in males, and originate within the epiphysis of long bones. In this same age group, Aneurysmal Bone Cysts (ABCs) commonly occur. ABCs are benign expansile osteolytic lesions which can be primary, occurring in isolation, or they can occur alongside other bone tumors such as CBs. CBs are one of the most common tumors to present with associated ABC-like changes. CBs and ABCs are often difficult to treat because of their locations. To minimize operative morbidity, especially in hard-to-reach lesions, percutaneous approaches for both lesions have been individually described. We present a skull base CB with associated ABC-like changes treated by combining two different previously described percutaneous modalities.

A 17-year-old healthy male presented with neck and shoulder pain. Imaging revealed an expansile lytic bone tumor replacing the clivus and left occipital condyle. The lesion was predominantly cystic with blood-fluid levels on T2W images but also had a 1 cm diameter dark nodular area in the left side of the clivus that was initially felt to be blood products rather than a solid tumor nodule. Pathology later revealed that this nodular area was a CB and the adjacent cystic portions were ABC-like changes. The CB was treated with Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and the adjacent ABC areas with doxycycline sclerotherapy. After 3 years of follow-up, there has been no clinical or radiological evidence of recurrence. RFA was complicated by a hypoglossal nerve injury. Otherwise, he had complete resolution of all symptoms and has returned to all activities including collegiate athletics.
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Authors:  Foo Madeline , Nicol Kathleen , Murakami James

Keywords:  Chondroblastoma, ABC, Tumor Ablation