Tumour like lesions and their management: a retrospective study


  • Kuriakku Puthur Dominic Department of Orthopedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Davis Dijoe Department of Orthopedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Libin Thomas Manathara Department of Orthopedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India




Tumour like lesions, Cytogenetics, Pathological fracture


Background: Tumour like lesions of the bone is a frequently used term but has not yet been clearly defined. There are no definite guidelines available for their management. The present study was aimed to evaluate the tumour like lesions and their management.

Methods: Cases of tumour like lesions managed in the Cancer Institute during the last two decades were systematically analyzed. By and large non aggressive and non-operative treatment was given in all conditions.

Results: One hundred and twenty seven cases of tumour like lesions managed. As they are not tumours, basics of tumour surgery need not be applied to them. Outcome of conservative management of tumour like lesions was very encouraging on long term follow-up.

Conclusions: Most of the cases with lesser interventions produced better results. They need to be treated only if they are symptomatic or likely to produce a pathological fracture. Even in such situations, one need not take a radical approach.


Author Biography

Davis Dijoe, Department of Orthopedics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Assistant Professor,

Department of Orthopedics   

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences


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