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World J Clin Cases. Sep 16, 2017; 5(9): 364-367
Published online Sep 16, 2017. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v5.i9.364
Recurrent aneurysmal bone cyst of talus resulted in tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis
Amir R Vosoughi, Kamran Mozaffarian, Mohammad A Erfani
Amir R Vosoughi, Kamran Mozaffarian, Mohammad A Erfani, Bone and Joint Diseases Research Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71948-15644, Iran
Author contributions: Vosoughi AR and Erfani MA designed the report; Mozaffarian K collected the patient’s clinical data; Vosoughi AR, Mozaffarian K and Erfani MA participated in drafting the article and they critically reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Institutional Review Board of Bone and Joint Diseases Research Center, Shiraz, Iran.
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Correspondence to: Amir R Vosoughi, MD, Assistant Professor, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Bone and Joint Diseases Research Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Chamran Blvd, Shiraz 71948-15644, Iran.
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Received: January 28, 2017
Peer-review started: February 12, 2017
First decision: March 28, 2017
Revised: June 23, 2017
Accepted: July 7, 2017
Article in press: July 10, 2017
Published online: September 16, 2017

Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC), a locally benign aggressive lytic lesion of either primary or secondary origin, seldom involves the talus. Herein, we present a 25-year-old man with recurrent ABC of the talus after curettage and bone grafting, which was managed by total resection followed by filling the defect using fibular graft and finally tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis due to articular surface involvement. At 18 mo postoperatively, no recurrence was detected. Arthrodesis might be a good option in cases with recurrent ABC of the talus especially with articular surface involvement.

Keywords: Aneurysmal bone cyst, Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis, Bone tumor, Talus

Core tip: Despite rarity of aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the talus, we present a case of recurrent ABC of the talus following curettage and bone graft. The tibiotalar and subtalar joints of the patient were fused after complete resection of the tumor.