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A pathological fracture of the scaphoid revealing an intraosseous ganglion cyst

Mohamed Ali Sbai, Sofien Benzarti, Feten Sbei, Riadh Maalla

Abstract


Intraosseous ganglion cyst is a benign bone lesion with histological similarities to the soft tissue ganglion cyst. Its location on the short bones, including the carpal bones has rarely been reported. The radiolucent carpal lesions are usually symptom-free found incidentally on radiographs of the wrist performed for other reasons. Detecting a pathological fracture of the scaphoid revealing an intraosseous ganglion cyst is exceptional. We report the case of a 21-year-old, right-handed male, presented with a one year history of progressive right-wrist pain, worsened since a month without a history of previous trauma. Plain radiographs and CT-scan revealed a cystic lesion of the scaphoid with a pathological fracture. He was successfully treated with curettage and packing with a Zaidemberg's vascularized radial graft without recurrence at two years postoperatively.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2016.23.185.8188
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