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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 565-7

Differentiated adamantinoma : a case report and review of literature.


Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka

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M Mathew
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka

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Adamantinoma of the long bones are uncommon, slow growing tumors with a predilection for the tibia. A special rare variant known as the osteofibrous dysplasia-like adamantinoma or differentiated adamantinoma is thought to be a precursor of the classic adamantinoma. We report a case in a 24 year old female who presented with pain and lytic lesion of the left tibia. Microscopy showed a tumor composed predominantly of osteofibrous dysplasia-like areas with focal cytokeratin positive epithelial islands. This case is highlighted because of its rarity, its association with good prognosis and possible misdiagnosis as osteofibrous dysplasia.


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