OJRad  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Synovial Sarcoma Arising in the Chest Wall Following Ten Years Unexplained Chest Pain
ABSTRACT
Synovial sarcomas are the fourth most common malignant soft-tissue tumors, and typically develop in para-articular locations of the extremities. Other less common sites include the head and neck, abdominal wall, intra-abdominal cavity, and mediastinum. However, the occurrence of these tumors in the chest wall is rare. In this article, we report the interesting case of a 31-year-old male with monophasic synovial sarcoma arising in the left anterior chest wall, who had sustained an unexplained, intermittent sharp pain in the area over a period of ten years before the development of the tumor. We discuss his clinical and radiological findings and include a brief review of the literature.

Cite this paper
H. Kudo, T. Inaoka, W. Tokuyama, N. Hiruta, A. Hayashi and H. Terada, "Synovial Sarcoma Arising in the Chest Wall Following Ten Years Unexplained Chest Pain," Open Journal of Radiology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 92-95. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2012.23016.
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