Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma of Pharynx: A Diagnostic Challenge

Singh, Gurshinder Pal and Dachuri, Sandeep and Bhat, Shaila T and Shergill, Ankur Kaur (2013) Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma of Pharynx: A Diagnostic Challenge. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 4 (3). pp. 49-51. ISSN 2231 – 2250

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Synovial Sarcomas of the head and neck region are very rare. The histologic monophasic variant of this tumor in the pharynx is even more uncommon. The benign appearance of an otherwise aggressive neoplasm offers a diagnostic challenge to both the surgeons and pathologists worldwide. Immunohistochemistry augments the conventional histopathology and offers a definitive diagnosis. Surgery forms the main mode of treatment followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. A rare case of monophasic synovial sarcoma of pharynx of a young boy is reported here. Any benign appearing chronic lesion with sudden exacerbation in head and neck region in young age group should be envisaged with high index of suspicion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnosis; Immunohistochemistry; Pharynx; Sarcoma; Synovial; Radiotherapy.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 10:31
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 10:31

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