Post-traumatic cystic lesion following radius fracture: a case report and literature review

Post-traumatic cystic lesion following radius fracture: a case report and literature review

Authors

  • Elena Manuela Samaila Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Verona
  • Alessandro Ditta Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Verona
  • Giovanni Lugani Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Verona
  • Dario Regis Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Verona
  • Massimiliano Leigheb Orthopaedics and Traumatology, A.O.U. "Maggiore d.c."Universiy of Eastern Piedmont, Novara
  • Massimiliano Leigheb S.C. Ortopedia-Traumatologia, AOU “Maggiore della Carità”. Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute. Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO), Novara (Italy)
  • Bruno Magnan Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University of Verona

Keywords:

distal radius fracture, post-traumatic cyst, torus fracture

Abstract

Background: Post-traumatic osseous cystic lesions represent a rare complication in children. Usually a post-fracture cyst is a lipid inclusion cyst, which is radiolucent and may be seen adjacent to a healing torus fracture. It is typically asymptomatic and appears just proximal to the fracture line within the area of subperiosteal new bone formation. Case report: We report a case of post-fracture cyst of the distal radius in an 8 year-old girl with spontaneous resolution. A fat-fluid level within the subperiosteal cystic lesion in MRI is a typical feature of post-traumatic cystic lesion in children. Discussion and conclusion: MRI or CT scan is sufficient to confirm the diagnosis of post-traumatic cystic lesions without the need for further management other than reassurance and advise that they may occasionally cause discomfort but resolve with time.

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05-12-2019

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Post-traumatic cystic lesion following radius fracture: a case report and literature review. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 5 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];90(12-S):162-6. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8940

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