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Pediatric benign cortical defect

Yong Zhou, Zhiyuan Zhang, Honghai Fu, Weiliu Qiu, Lizhen Wang, Yue He
BACKGROUND: Pediatric aggressive fibromatosis (AF) is a rare, benign tumor with locally infiltrative growth. Therefore, how to prevent reoccurrence while maintaining the mandible contour and continuity as much as possible is very important when the mandible is involved. PROCEDURE: We selected 10 pediatric patients with AF involving the mandible in our department between January 2001 and December 2011. Patient clinical data, including patient characteristics, symptoms at presentation, management, and treatment outcome, were reviewed...
October 2012: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Uri Givon, Nir Sher-Lurie, Amos Schindler, Abraham Ganel
A simple bone cyst is a common benign lytic lesion in the pediatric population. Successful methods of treatment include injections with bone marrow and curettage of the cyst and filling with bone graft or bone graft substitute. Opening the cyst walls and creating a connection with the medullary canal promote healing. We describe a simple method of opening the cyst walls without creating a large cortical defect, using the AO Titanium Elastic Nail. This flexible nail allows creation of connections to the medullary canal in several directions through one cortical hole...
May 2004: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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