Salvage of Femoral Head in Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Neck of Femur Presenting with Pathological Fracture in Pregnancy: A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 46-49 | George M Srampickal, Mohamad Gouse, Subin Babu, Vinoo Mathew Cherian

Authors: George M Srampickal[1], Mohamad Gouse[1], Subin Babu[1], Vinoo Mathew Cherian[1]

[1]Department Of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. George M Srampickal,
Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Salvage of femoral head following aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) of the neck of femur in pregnancy, presented with pathological fracture treated with a dual approach to the neck of femur, was not reported in the scientific literature. A 28-year-old lady at her 3rd month of gestation presented with pathological fracture through ABC of the neck of femur. The femoral head was salvaged successfully with single single-stage dual approach (anterior and lateral approach) extended curettage, allografting, and internal fixation. At two-2-year follow-up, her hip and function are preserved. This case highlights the advantages of a dual approach in salvage of femoral head in pathological fracture following destructive lesion of the neck of femur.
Keywords: Aneurysmal bone cysts, Pathological fracture, Femoral neck, Tumor in pregnancy, Femoral head salvage.


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How to Cite this Article: Srampickal G M, Gouse M, Babu S, Cherian V M | Salvage of Femoral Head in Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Neck of Femur Presenting with Pathological Fracture in Pregnancy:A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 46-49.

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