Bone
Other tumors of bone
Ganglion cyst of bone

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 October 2016, last major update June 2005

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Definition / general
  • Uncommon
  • Within bone, but close to a joint space at ends of long bones; often in distal tibia or proximal humerus
  • May be an extension of soft tissue ganglion
Radiology images
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Intraosseous ganglion

Treatment
  • Simple curettage
Gross description
  • Cyst surrounded by condensed bone, often multiloculated with gelatinous content and fibrous tissue wall
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Cystic space with no epithelial lining
  • May be filled with mucoid material or foamy macrophages
Additional references