Post-traumatic cysts and cyst-like lesions of bone

Timothy E. Moore, Alan R. King, Robert C. Travis, Bruce C. Allen

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We describe two patients with cyst-like lesions of bone that developed at sites of healed or healing fractures. One case showed histological features of a unicameral bone cyst, which, to the best of our knowledge, is a previously unreported finding in a post-traumatic cyst. It is suggested that there are two principal clinical and radiological types of post-traumatic cyst, of which each of our cases represents an example: (1) asymptomatic transient cortical lesions, found only in children, and (2) more central expanding lesions, found in a wider age group and associated with pain, swelling, and pathological fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone cysts
  • Fracture complications
  • Post-fracture cysts
  • Radius fractures
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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