Adamantinoma of long bones is a rare neoplasm predominantly involving the tibia. Cytogenetic studies of adamantinoma are few. Cytogenetic or molecular cytogenetic analysis of four adamantinomas, and a review of eleven cases in the literature reveals extra copies of chromosomes 7, 8, 12, 19, and 21 as recurrent in this neoplasm. Adamantinoma may be confused with a variety of primary and metastatic epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasms. Observation of these aneuploidies may be useful in establishing the diagnosis of adamantinoma.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Molecular Medicine