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Bones naturally grow and change as your child gets older. However, throughout this long process, problems can sometimes occur. An adamantinoma is a slow-growing cancerous bone tumor that’s most often found in the shinbone (tibia) or the jawbone (mandible). Occasionally, these tumors grow in the forearm, hands or feet.
A diagnosis of a bone tumor can be overwhelming and your list of questions may seem endless. An important first step in understanding what lies ahead is familiarizing yourself with the basics about the type of tumor called and adamantinoma.
The detailed information on the following pages will help you gain a better understanding of adamantinoma and a clearer picture of what to expect.
The diagnosis of a life-threatening condition, like cancer, affects your entire family. We’re here to help you every step of the way. At Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we offer the ideal setting, utilizing world-recognized cancer expertise at Dana-Farber and internationally renowned pediatric expertise at Children’s Hospital Boston within the research and educational setting of Harvard Medical School. We are a top cancer center and top children’s hospital.
Experts in our Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program are devoted to caring for children and teenagers with adamantinoma of the tibia and other bone and soft tissue disorders. Adamantinomas of the jawbone are treated through our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Children who need surgery as part of their treatment also receive treatment through our Orthopedic Care Center.
Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures in-depth discussion of each case and personalized treatment plans for every child. We integrate expertise from the a wide variety of specialists:
Adamantinoma: Reviewed by Megan Anderson, MD, orthopedic surgeon
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