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Table 2 Location of the SBC in the different groups. The number in brackets shows failure of first line treatment

From: Solitary bone cyst: a comparison of treatment options with special reference to their long-term outcome

Clinical factors No. No. of healing (%) p-value
Sex    
 Male 87 63 (72.4 %) n.s.
 Female 48 35 (72.9 %)
Age    
  < 10 years 92 70 (76.1 %) n.s.
  > 10 years 43 28 (65.1 %)
Site    n.s.
 Humerus 59 42 (71.2 %)
 Femur 49 34 (69.4 %)
 other long bones 14 10 (71.4 %)
 others 13 12 (92.3 %)
Volume    
  < 84,3 cm3 50 42 (84 %) 0.0279
  > 84,3 cm3 85 56 (65.9 %)
Cyst status    
 Active cyst 74 44 (59.5) 0.0214
 Latent cyst 61 54 (88.2 %)
Cyst index (in long bones)    
  < 3.5 35 30 (85.7 %) 0.0119
  > 5 43 25 (58.1 %)
Fracture    
 Yes 93 72 (77.4 %) n.s.
 No 42 26 (61.9 %)
  1. The data in boldface represents the Chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test