Synovial sarcoma of the abdominal wall: Imaging findings and review of the literature

Robbert J de Haas, Johannes J Bonenkamp, Uta E Flucke, Jacky W J de Rooy
Journal of Radiology Case Reports 2015, 9 (2): 24-30
Synovial sarcoma is the fourth most common type of soft-tissue sarcoma (following undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, liposarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma), and should be considered a high-grade neoplasm with a high number of local recurrences and late metastases. Synovial sarcoma predominantly occurs in adolescents and young adults, and typically arises near the joints of the lower extremity. However, this tumor can also occur at uncommon sites such as the abdominal wall, which is illustrated in this article. Furthermore, we reviewed the available literatures on the clinical, pathological and radiological appearances, as well as the current knowledge concerning treatment options and prognosis.

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