Synovial sarcoma: A rare presentation of parapharyngeal mass

Shaariyah Mohd Mokhtar, Mazita Ami, Masaany Mansor, Mohd. Razif Mohamad Yunus, Isa Mohamed Rose, Asma Abdullah

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Abstract

Synovial sarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma of the head and neck region involving the parapharyngeal space. The diagnosis of synovial sarcoma can be very challenging to the pathologists. We present a rare case of parapharyngeal synovial sarcoma in a young female patient who had a two-month history of left cervical intumescent mass at level II. The fine needle aspiration cytology of the mass was proved inconclusive. Transcervical excision of the mass was performed and the first case of parapharyngeal sarcoma was identified in our center by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique. Repeat imaging revealed residual tumor. The patient successfully underwent a second excision of the residual tumor and received adjuvant radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Cancer
Volume29
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Synovial Sarcoma
Residual Neoplasm
Sarcoma
Adjuvant Radiotherapy
Fine Needle Biopsy
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization
Cell Biology
Neck
Head

Keywords

  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • Parapharyngeal space
  • Synovial sarcoma

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  • Oncology

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Synovial sarcoma : A rare presentation of parapharyngeal mass. / Mokhtar, Shaariyah Mohd; Ami, Mazita; Mansor, Masaany; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif; Rose, Isa Mohamed; Abdullah, Asma.

In: Chinese Journal of Cancer, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2010, p. 631-633.

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Mokhtar, SM, Ami, M, Mansor, M, Mohamad Yunus, MR, Rose, IM & Abdullah, A 2010, 'Synovial sarcoma: A rare presentation of parapharyngeal mass', Chinese Journal of Cancer, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 631-633.
Mokhtar, Shaariyah Mohd ; Ami, Mazita ; Mansor, Masaany ; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif ; Rose, Isa Mohamed ; Abdullah, Asma. / Synovial sarcoma : A rare presentation of parapharyngeal mass. In: Chinese Journal of Cancer. 2010 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 631-633.
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