What Is the Definition of Bone Cyst?

Q:
What is the definition of bone cyst?

A:
A bone cyst is a hole that develops inside a bone which is full of water. They mostly occur in children and young adults.
Bone cysts usually hardly cause symptoms, they are not cancerous, and they do not usually pose a serious threat to health.
However, a huge cyst can cause a bone to become weak, making it easily to fracture. This can lead to pain, swelling or not being able to move or put weight on a body part.

Types of bone cysts:
There are two main types of bone cysts.

  • Unicameral bone cysts
  • Aneurysmal bone cysts

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