Adamantinoma; An update

Vol 3 | Issue 2 | Sep-Dec 2017 | Page 16-19 | Ashish Gulia, Pankaj Kumar Panda.

Authors: Ashish Gulia [1], Pankaj Kumar Panda [1].

[1] Surgical Oncology (Orthopedic Oncology), 93, Ground Floor, Main Building, Bone & Soft tissue Services (Disease Management Group), Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai – 400012, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashish Gulia,
Surgical Oncology (Orthopedic Oncology), 93, Ground Floor, Main Building, Bone & Soft tissue Services (Disease Management Group), Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai – 400012, India.


Adamantinoma is a rare, malignant biphasic tumor with varied morphological patterns.Adamantinoma mostly occurs in the second to fifth decade and is slightly more common in men than women.The onset is insidious, and its course shows a slow, progressive character.Radiography is the initial and most reliable imaging modality for adamantinoma of bones because of the tumor’s classic location and appearance on a plain radiograph.Present management modalitieswhich includeen blocresection (mostly intercalary resection) with limb salvage and limb reconstruction. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy have no established role. Amputation does not improve survival but may be advisable in cases with local recurrence and in cases with few large, recurrent lesions where en bloc resection is not possible.
Keywords: Adamantinoma, malignant biphasic tumor, management.


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How to Cite this article: Gulia A, Panda P. Adamantinoma – an update. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Sep-Dec 2017;3(2): 16-19.

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