Transmedullary Decompression for Humeral Diaphysis Solitary Bone Cysts


Solitary bone cysts are benign, fluid-filled cavities that most often occur in childhood. Several minimally invasive decompression methods have been proposed; however, performing a surgical procedure through the thinned overlying cortex raises the risk of pathological fracture and neurovascular damage, especially in lesions located in the bone diaphysis. We describe a new technique that circumvents these problems: tunneling through the normal cortex and medullary space with a flexible reamer, placing a retrograde medullary nail for cyst decompression.

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A. Sakamoto, "Transmedullary Decompression for Humeral Diaphysis Solitary Bone Cysts," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 79-80. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.32015.

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