What is the long-term outlook for a patient with an aneurysmal bone cyst?

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What is the long-term outlook for a patient with an aneurysmal bone cyst?

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Patients may become frustrated, because this benign cyst can recur after curettage. It may require two or three operations to eventually cure the cyst, but ultimately, this is a benign tumor and it does not spread, so a cure is obtained in almost all cases eventually. Resection of the tumor almost always ensures cure, but curettage is frequently attempted first to avoid the consequences of removing a part of an otherwise normal bone. Prompt medical attention and aggressive therapy are important for the best prognosis. Continuous follow-up care is essential for a child diagnosed with an aneurysmal bone cyst.