The mediastinum is an uncommon site of synovial sarcoma which is a rare soft tissue malignancy. An 18 year old boy was admitted for right sided chest pain since one year. Based on the CT scan chest findings, tru-cut biopsy of the mass was performed and histopathology initially reported as neurofibroma. The tumor was excised via posterolateral thoracotomy and excisional biopsy established the diagnosis of primary synovial sarcoma arising from the mediastinum. Patient was started on adjuvant chemotherapy at the oncologist tumor board’s recommendation and he received 6 cycles of adriamycin and ifosfamide. At last follow up he is free of tumor recurrence.
JSP: Journal of Surgery Paksitan.
Soomro, N. H.,
Zafar, A. A.,
(2014). Mediastinal Synovial Sarcoma.. JSP: Journal of Surgery Paksitan., 19(1), 45-47.
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