Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 2
MR Imaging in Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Orbit
Sachin Anil BORKAR, Manish Kumar KASLIWAL, Sumit SINHA, Bhawani Shanker SHARMA
Department of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Centre All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-India Aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign fibro-osseous lesion usually described in the long bones. Intraorbital aneurysmal bone cyst is a rare clinical entity with an entirely different outcome and prognosis as compared to the usual pediatric orbital tumors. The authors report magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of an orbital mass lesion in a 4-year-old child who presented with painless proptosis of right eye. Characteristic MRI findings led to a suspicion of an aneurysmal bone cyst that was totally excised via a right frontotemporal craniotomy. Appreciation of characteristic MRI features can be of extreme help for appropriate diagnosis and management of this rare entity. Keywords : Aneurysmal bone cyst, Orbital, MR imaging, Radiology
Corresponding author : Sumit Snha, sumitaiims@yahoo.com