Aneurysmal bone cysts are locally aggressive benign bone tumours with a high risk of recurrence. We describe a case in a 4-year-old girl, involving the right acetabulum. A direct posterior approach was used and the lesion ablated with curettage and local adjuvants with bone grafting. The cyst resolved swiftly with an uncomplicated recovery.
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Contributors KPLW: planning, conduct and conception of report—initial write up, review, analysis and finalising of the report. AM: planning of the report—proofreading and editing and finalising of the report.
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