What is Adamantinoma?Adamantinoma is a rare cancer of the lower leg bones, especially the middle part of the tibia. It is a very rare cancer, accounting for less than 1% of all bone cancers, with only 300 cases reported to date. The average age of adamantinoma development is 20-40 years.
Disease Etiology (Causes)There is no well-known cause.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Prolonged and constant pain in the leg
- Palpable (touchable/felt able) mass in the middle part of the lower leg
- Curved shaped appearance of the leg
- Swelling of the leg
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging diagnostic techniques such as X-Ray, CT-scan, and PET-scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Tumour Biopsy