A Rare Case of Synovial Sarcoma Presenting in Paraspinal Region

Submitted by sysadmin1 on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:07
Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2017,6,2,86-88.
Published:February 2017
Type:Case Report

A Rare Case of Synovial Sarcoma Presenting in Paraspinal Region

Kaalindi Singh1, Purnima Thakur1, Mukesh Sharma2

1Senior Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA.

2Medical Officer, Department of Radiation Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA.

Abstract:

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive malignant neoplasm arising from mesenchymal tissue representing 7-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Typically, it presents in children and young adults aged 13-35 years of age. These are usually located in the extremities, most commonly around the knee. Paraspinal region is a rare site of synovial sarcoma and thus requires a high index of suspicion for timely diagnosis. Here, we discuss such a rare case of paraspinal synovial sarcoma.

Spindle shaped cells demonstrating positivity for vimentin suggestive of synovial sarcoma.