Aneurysmal bone cyst of the maxilla: case report and review of the literature

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Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a rare benign lesion of the head and neck. A case of an ABC in a 12-year-old female is presented, the twentieth reported such case in the maxilla. Literature review shows ABC are common in the long bones; only 2% are in the head and neck. Of the 77 lesions in the head and neck found in the literature, 31(40%) are in the mandible, 20 (26%) are in the maxilla (including this case) and the remainder mainly in the skull. Current recommended treatment is curettage with enucleation first if technically possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1993


  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Bone tumor, diagnosis and treatment
  • Head and neck tumor
  • Jaw tumor
  • Tumor of the maxilla

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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