synovial sarcoma

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syn·o·vi·al sar·co·ma

a rare malignant tumor of synovial origin, most commonly involving the knee joint and composed of spindle cells usually enclosing slits or pseudoglandular spaces that may be lined by radially disposed epitheliallike cells.
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synovial sarcoma

A mesenchymal spindle cell tumour which comprises ±10% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. It is most common in young (age 20 to 40) males, and occurs most commonly around the large joints—knee, ankle, foot, 60% in the legs, 23% in upper extremity. However, it can go any place, as cases have been reported in the penis, lung, vulva, abdominal wall, etc.

50% 5-year survival; extensively calcified synovial sarcomas have a higher (84%) 5-year survival; 40% metastasise to lungs, bone-regional nodes.

Good prognostic factors
Children; < 5cm; <10 mitoses/10hpf; no necrosis; complete excision in first attempt.
Adverse prognosticators
Older age, larger size (especially, > 35 cm), necrosis, vascular invasion, high Ki-67 index, high-grade nuclei, poorly differentiated areas, known recurrence.

Synovial sarcoma, histologic types
• Distinct epithelial and spindle cell components.
Mesothelioma, carcinosarcoma.


DiffDx, Spindle cell type
Malignant peripheral-nerve sheath tumour, schwanoma, solitary fibrous tumour, fasciitis.

DiffDx, Glandular cell type
Any adenocarcinoma.

Poorly differentiated

Ewing sarcoma and other small round cell tumours.
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synovial sarcoma

Surgery A mesenchymal malignancy that comprises ±10% of all soft tissue tumors; it is most common in young–age 20-40 ♂, knee, ankle, foot, etc Prognosis 50% 5-yr survival; extensively calcified SSs have a higher–84% 5-yr survival. See Sarcoma, Soft tissue tumors.
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However, solid or semi-solid pathologies (such as synovial cell sarcoma, synovial hemangioma, or synovial chondromatosis) can have similar signal intensity.
We report two cases of sarcoma that required resection of the entire thumb metacarpal, including one chondrosarcoma and one synovial cell sarcoma. Both were treated by resection and autograft arthrodesis of the proximal phalanx of the thumb to the shaft of the second metacarpal.
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A new phase II trial suggests that an immunotherapy strategy called adoptive cell transfer (ACT) may be effective for patients with metastatic melanoma and synovial cell sarcoma. The study is part of a larger effort by researchers at the National Cancer Institute to engineer a patient's own white blood cells to recognize and attack his or her own cancer.
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