Retrospective Study
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World J Orthop. Sep 18, 2023; 14(9): 698-706
Published online Sep 18, 2023. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v14.i9.698
Sclerotherapy as a primary or salvage procedure for aneurysmal bone cysts: A single-center experience
Kolja Sebastian Weber, Claus Lindkær Jensen, Michael Mørk Petersen
Kolja Sebastian Weber, Claus Lindkær Jensen, Michael Mørk Petersen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Author contributions: Weber KS designed and performed the research and wrote the paper. Jensen CL and Petersen MM designed the research, contributed to the analysis and supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Danish Patient Safety Authority and the Data Protection Agency of the Capital Region of Copenhagen.
Informed consent statement: According to the Danish medical law and the institutional review board statement, this retrospective study did not require informed consent from the patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Kolja Sebastian Weber, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Inge Lehmanns Vej 6, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark.
Received: July 3, 2023
Peer-review started: July 3, 2023
First decision: August 4, 2023
Revised: August 17, 2023
Accepted: August 23, 2023
Article in press: August 23, 2023
Published online: September 18, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: This retrospective study presents the first outcomes after implementation of sclerotherapy for aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC) at our department. Compared to other series, 48% of our cohort consisted of patients with recurrent ABC after previous treatment or failed surgery. Sclerotherapy showed a high potency to achieve healing or stable disease and a low rate of adverse events in both treatment groups. We can recommend it as standard treatment both for primary and recurrent ABC, keeping in mind that randomized multicenter studies would be needed to provide evidence for the superiority of one treatment method.