Adamantinoma of the tibia and fibula with pulmonary metastasis: an unusual presentation
- Chékib Khémiri1,
- Dalila Mrabet2,
- Habiba Mizouni3,
- Imen Abbes4,
- Emna Mnif3,
- Slaheddine Sellami2,
- Hamza Essaddem1
- 1Orthopedics Department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
- 2Rheumatology Department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
- 3Radiology Department, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
- 4Histology Department, Salah Azaiez Institute, Tunis, Tunisia
- Correspondence to Dr Dalila Mrabet,
Adamantinoma is a rare tumour of long bones, representing less than 1% of them. Adamantinoma commonly occurs in the tibia. It is locally aggressive and recurrences are uncommon after resection. Metastases have been reported in less than 10% of cases. The most common radiographic appearance is multiple sharply demarcated radiolucent lesions surrounded by areas of dense sclerotic bone. The authors report a patient who developed pulmonary metastasis 1 year after complete resection of primary neoplasm.
Competing interests None.
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