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Cortical bone cyst following a greenstick radial fracture.
  1. A R Wass,
  2. J P Sloan
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Leeds General Infirmary.


    There are only a few reports of well defined cystic lesions of the peripheral skeleton following fracture. In children, these lesions are mostly small cortical defects affecting the distal radial metaphysis after a greenstick or torus fracture. A cyst is reported complicating a greenstick fracture, together with a brief review of published reports confirming that these are asymptomatic lesions which can be managed conservatively without further investigation.

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