Pleural synovial sarcoma, an uncommon cause for massive pleural effusion

Manu, Mohan K and Mohapatra, Aswini K and Rao, Anuradha CK and Rao, Lakshmi (2011) Pleural synovial sarcoma, an uncommon cause for massive pleural effusion. Pulmon, 13 (1). pp. 31-33.

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Synovial sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor, that usually arises from para-articular soft tissue. It can occur in other areas like head and neck, lung, pleura, mediastinum and abdomen. Diagnosis of synovial sarcoma is by histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations. We report a case of synovial sarcome in a 78-year-old man who initially developed a chest wall tumor and subsequently presented as massive pleural effusion. Immunohistochemical examination is essential for discriminating this tumor from mesotheliomas and other spindle cell tumors. Clinical, cytological and immunohistochemical features of this case are described

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synovial sarcoma, malignant pleural effusion, needle biopsy, immunohistochemistry
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 10:20

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