Adamantinoma | Diagnosis & Treatments

How are adamantinomas diagnosed?

In most cases, an injury brings a child to the doctor, where an X-ray may show a bone abnormality. In addition to a physical examination, other diagnostic procedures include:

After all tests are completed, doctors will be able to outline the best treatment options.

What are the treatment options for adamantinomas?

The best treatment option for adamantinoma is surgery because these tumors don’t generally respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Surgery may include limb salvage surgery — to help preserve the limb by removing the tumor and some healthy tissue surrounding it — or amputation if the tumor involves major nerves or blood vessels.