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In the prototypical setting of post-traumatic cyst in a paediatric patient, axial MRI or CT is sufficient to confirm the diagnosis without the need for further management other than reassurance and advise that they may occasionally cause discomfort but resolve with time.






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Paediatric post-traumatic osseous cystic lesion following a distal radial fracture

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Abstract
Post-traumatic osseous cystic lesions are a rare complication in children. An aetiology of intramedullary fat seepage through the damaged bone cortex and its entrapment within the subperiosteum has been proposed. These lesions run a benign course and usually resolve spontaneously. The presence of fatty marrow gives it a distinct appearance which aids in its diagnosis and differentiation from other bone lesions. This case demonstrates a fat-fluid level within the subperiosteal cystic lesion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and this is a typical feature of post-traumatic cystic lesion in a child. Recognition of this imaging feature allows for a confident diagnosis, cutting down on unnecessary, potentially invasive investigations.






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