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Bones naturally grow and change as your child gets older. However, throughout a long process, abnormalities can sometimes occur. An aneurysmal bone cyst (which is often abbreviated ABC) is one such abnormality treated here at Boston Children's Hospital. ABCs are blood-filled, fibrous cysts that expand the bone and can cause pain, swelling and fractures.
While an ABC is certainly worrisome, it may comfort you to know that these are benign cysts (non-cancerous) that don’t spread. Here are a few important things to know about an ABC:
How Children’s Hospital Boston approaches aneurysmal bone cysts
Experts in Boston Children's Hospital's Bone and Soft Tissue Program within our Orthopedic Center provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for children aneurysmal bone cysts and other bone and soft tissue disorders.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures that your child’s case receives input from experts in several fields before your care team develops a personalized treatment plan. We integrate expertise from the following specialists:
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