International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part E (2017)
Intraosseous degenerative cyst in the body of L2 vertebra
Simple bone cysts are common, benign, fluidfilled, cystic lesions that occur mostly in the metaphysis of the long bones and are rarely found in vertebrae.
Case presentation: A case of a degenerative cyst in second Lumbar vertebral body in a 30-year-old Male is reported. he was found to have tuberculous meningitis and hence was started with AKT. According to the radiologic findings, the lesion was identified as a cystic lesion, and the diagnosis was verified by surgical and histopathologic examinations and confirmed one to be degenerative cyst. Degenerative material was excised from the cyst and thus the cavity was filled with bone grafts and fixed with C C crew and AKT was continued for 1 year. On follow up Patient had no complaint regarding back pain and Graft incorporated.
Conclusion: A cyst in vertebra is always a clinical as well as radiological diagnostic dilemma. Moreover it may vary in presentation as well as may be diagnosed incidentally, thus diagnosis and management both are dilemma.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Yogesh B Patil, Dr. Smit N Shah, Dr. Mitul D Patel, Dr. Paresh P Golwala. Intraosseous degenerative cyst in the body of L2 vertebra. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):327-329.