"Soap bubble" in the calcaneus

Kuna, Suma; Gudena, Ravindra
July 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, p1171
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 17-year-old boy with pain in his left foot that worsened over a six-month period. Radiography showed an eccentric lesion in the calcaneus with a soap-bubble appearance. It revealed that the patient was diagnosed with aneurysmal bone cysts of the calcaneus. It notes that surgical curettage with or without adjuvant therapy and bone grafting are the conventional treatment while percutaneous sclerotherapy and embolization are safe alternative treatments.


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